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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

13 Dec 2017

Japan's ultra-low rates could hurt banks' business, economists say: Reuters poll

TOKYO Economists fear that the Bank of Japan's ultra-low interest rates could hurt banks' ability to do business if they are kept too long, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday.

08 Dec 2017

BOJ's tankan set to show big manufacturers' mood improving

TOKYO A measure of business confidence among big Japanese manufacturers is expected to hit its highest in more than a decade next week, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, buoyed by robust demand from overseas and upbeat corporate profits.

06 Dec 2017

Japan's third quarter GDP seen revised up slightly on higher capex

TOKYO Japan's economy was expected to expand slightly faster in the third quarter than first estimated, a Reuters poll found, buoyed by strong capital spending and showing robust exports and business investment supporting the economy.

01 Dec 2017

Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

TOKYO Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan's throne seeking to soothe the wounds of World War Two, will step down on April 30, 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. | Video

30 Nov 2017

Japan emperor to cede all public duties after abdication - prince

TOKYO Emperor Akihito will hand over all public duties to his heir after retiring in what will be Japan's first abdication in nearly two centuries, the monarch's younger son said, responding to worries a former emperor might weaken his successor's status.

14 Nov 2017

Japan wages seen rising 2-2.5 percent in spring, below Abe's target: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese wages will rise by 2.0 percent to 2.5 percent at next spring's annual negotiations, falling short of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of 3 percent, economists polled by Reuters predicted.

10 Nov 2017

Japan's economy set to show seven straight growth quarters

TOKYO Japan's economy was expected have grown for a seventh straight quarter in July-September, a period of unbroken expansion last seen between 1999 and 2001, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

27 Oct 2017

Preview: Japan's factory output seen down in September, rising trend intact

TOKYO Japan's industrial production was expected to show a fall in September after solid gains the previous month, a Reuters poll found, although analysts say the trend remains upward thanks to expanding global demand.

13 Oct 2017

Economists oppose Japan PM's plan to use sales tax revenue for education: Reuters poll

TOKYO Most economists oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to redirect some revenue from a planned sales-tax increase to child care and education because it would add to Japan's massive debt burden, a Reuters poll showed.

06 Oct 2017

Japan's economy likely posted second best stretch of post-war growth: index

TOKYO Japan's economy likely posted its equal second-best stretch of uninterrupted post-war growth, a government index for August showed on Friday, a nod to strong global demand and premier Shinzo Abe's aggressive stimulus measures.


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