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Ayai Tomisawa

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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

20 Nov 2017

Toshiba $5 billion stock issue results in huge dilution but delisting risk removed

TOKYO Toshiba Corp's plan to raise some $5.4 billion through a sale of new shares will help it avoid a delisting, but will also see more than 30 overseas investors, including activist funds, own 35 percent of the embattled conglomerate.

13 Nov 2017

Most Japanese firms not interested in corporate governance stock indexes - Reuters poll

TOKYO A majority of Japanese companies have no interest in being included in stock indexes guided by environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, a Reuters poll found, even as pressure grows on firms to lift their management standards following a string of corporate scandals.

13 Nov 2017

Most Japanese firms not interested in corporate governance stock indexes- Reuters poll

TOKYO, Nov 13 A majority of Japanese companies have no interest in being included in stock indexes guided by environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, a Reuters poll found, even as pressure grows on firms to lift their management standards following a string of corporate scandals.

23 Oct 2017

Asahi Life to raise foreign currency bond holdings by 50 billion yen

TOKYO Japan's Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Co plans to invest 150 billion yen ($1.32 billion) in foreign currency bonds this fiscal year, up 50 percent from its initial plans, a senior company executive said on Monday.

20 Oct 2017

Nikkei posts longest winning streak since 1961 on weaker yen, Abe hopes

TOKYO Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the 14th straight session on Friday to post its longest winning streak in over 50 years, as a weaker yen helped stocks recoup earlier losses.

05 Oct 2017

Japan stocks to hit 21-year high in 2017 on weak yen, election: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese stocks are forecast to scale a 21-year peak by year-end, boosted by a weaker yen and market expectations Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will prevail in a snap election he called for Oct. 22 in a boost for his broad political and economic agenda.

25 Jul 2017

Nikkei edges down before Fed; Topix ends below key technical level

TOKYO, July 25 Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors braced for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting which begins later in the day.

04 Jul 2017

Nikkei hit as N.Korea fires missile, reportedly prepares major announcement

TOKYO, July 4 Tokyo stocks ended lower on Tuesday in volatile trade after market sentiment soured on a report North Korea would make a major announcement later in the day, hours after the isolated nation fired a missile that landed in Japanese waters.

29 Jun 2017

Japan stocks to rise 9 percent this year on solid earnings, weak yen: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese stocks are expected to notch a near 9 percent gain this calendar year on solid corporate earnings growth, a relatively weaker currency, as well as lingering optimism about the U.S. economy, a Reuters poll found.

02 Jun 2017

Nikkei tops 20,000 but autos, banks and yen make investors doubt sustainability

TOKYO/SINGAPORE A 10 percent surge over six weeks swept Japan's Nikkei stock index above the 20,000-point barrier for the first time since late 2015 on Friday, without dispelling doubts about the rally's shelf life given the outlook for automakers, banks and the yen.

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