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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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19 May 2017

Bank of Japan faces credibility test in telegraphing exit from stimulus

TOKYO Growing signs of life in Japan's economy have presented its central bank with a fresh communications challenge, pushing it to be clearer with markets on how it might dial back its massive stimulus - even though such action remains a long way off.

18 May 2017

Japan's economy expands at fastest pace in a year in Jan-March

TOKYO Japan's economy grew in the first quarter at its fastest pace in a year to mark the longest period of expansion in a decade, thanks to robust exports and a helpful boost from private consumption. | Video

16 May 2017

Japan's Abe reaffirms conviction that TPP benefits Asia-Pacific

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conviction that a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact will help bring prosperity to the Asia-Pacific region is unaltered, he said on Tuesday.

16 May 2017

Kuroda says 'quite sure' BOJ can smoothly withdraw stimulus

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he was "quite sure" the central bank could smoothly exit from its massive monetary stimulus when the appropriate time to do so came.

16 May 2017

Japan's Abe reaffirms conviction that TPP benefits Asia-Pacific

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conviction that a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact will help bring prosperity to the Asia-Pacific region is unaltered, he said on Tuesday.

16 May 2017

Japan's ruling party heavyweight signals readiness to join AIIB: Nikkei

TOKYO Japan's senior ruling party official has signaled Tokyo's readiness to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), saying it was crucial to reach a decision soon, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

16 May 2017

Japan's ruling party heavyweight signals readiness to join AIIB - Nikkei

TOKYO Japan's senior ruling party official has signalled Tokyo's readiness to join the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), saying it was crucial to reach a decision soon, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

12 May 2017

BOJ board member Harada warns against premature exit from stimulus

TOKYO Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Friday the central bank must be "very careful" about exiting from its ultra-loose monetary policy, warning of the dangers of jumping on what could be temporary improvements in the job market.

09 May 2017

BOJ's Kuroda says rejecting globalization inconsistent with reality

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda gave a spirited defense of multilateralism on Tuesday, saying that questioning the value of globalization along the lines of U.S. President Donald Trump was at odds with 21st century reality.

09 May 2017

IMF warns Asia to act early on rapidly-ageing population

TOKYO The International Monetary Fund called on Asian economies to learn from Japan's experience and act early to cope with rapidly aging populations, warning that parts of the region risk "getting old before becoming rich."

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