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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

20 Jul 2018

Tokyo core CPI seen subdued in July on weak non-energy costs - Reuters poll

TOKYO Tokyo's core consumer prices were expected to remain subdued in July, a Reuters poll found on Friday, reflecting minimal gains in the price of non-energy related products.

17 Jul 2018

Japan seen hiking sales tax next year but trade spat or slump could delay

TOKYO Japan's government is expected to go ahead with a long-planned sales tax hike next year, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday, although it may be postponed again if the yen spikes or trade disputes rattle the economy.

06 Jul 2018

Japan May machinery orders seen lower but recovery trend intact: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's machinery orders were expected to fall in May after April's huge gains, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, with analysts on the lookout for signs of U.S.-China trade frictions impacting on machinery sales.

27 Jun 2018

Japan, South Korea in talks with U.S. to avert damage from Iran sanctions

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan and South Korea, two major buyers of Iranian oil, are in talks with the U.S. government in a bid to avoid adverse impacts from Washington's reimposition of sanctions aimed at cutting Iran out of international markets.

22 Jun 2018

BOJ tankan set to show manufacturers' confidence receding for second straight quarter - Reuters poll

TOKYO Business confidence among big Japanese manufacturers was expected to decline for a second straight quarter in June as higher costs, an export slowdown, and U.S. trade activism heightened corporate caution.

19 Jun 2018

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills four, halts factories

TOKYO A magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, killed four people, injured hundreds more and halted factory lines in an industrial area, government and company officials said on Tuesday.

15 Jun 2018

Japan's May exports seen growing, core inflation remains subdued: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's exports likely rose at a solid pace in May, led by demand for semiconductor related products and supporting views the economy is pulling out of a rough patch after shrinking in the first quarter, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

13 Jun 2018

Economists split on 2019, 2020 BOJ tapering; Japan needs more innovation: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's government needs to promote more corporate investment and innovation as well as bring in more foreign workers to alleviate a labour shortage, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Wednesday.

08 Jun 2018

Japan April machinery orders seen rising, BOJ rates unchanged: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's machinery orders are set to rebound in April, a Reuters poll found on Friday, offering some solace amid worries over the outlook for the economy after it contracted in the first quarter.

06 Jun 2018

Japan's first quarter GDP likely shrank less than initial reading on capex gain: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's economy likely shrank less than initially estimated in the first quarter, reinforcing views that it will quickly regain traction in coming months, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday.


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