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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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Voter support for Japan's Abe slips amid calls for finance minister to quit

TOKYO Voter support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, battered by accusations of cronyism and other government missteps, slipped in three newspaper surveys published on Monday, as opposition parties demanded that his finance minister resign.

19 Apr 2018

Japan contemplates post-Abe world, but rivals' positions still murky

TOKYO Rivals are jockeying to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the embattled Japanese leader struggles with sinking support, but so far none have offered detailed policy alternatives to his "strong defence, strong economy" platform.

16 Apr 2018

Tokyo fears Trump could link security with trade at summit with Abe

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could find his oft-touted close ties with Donald Trump sorely tested at a summit this week in which Tokyo fears the U.S. leader will to try to link vital security matters with touchy trade topics. | Video

16 Apr 2018

Japan PM Abe's woes deepen as ratings drop, predecessor predicts resignation

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political crisis deepened on Monday after polls showed that suspected cronyism scandals have pushed his support to record lows and a popular predecessor said Abe would probably resign in June.

11 Apr 2018

Japan's Abe sticks to denials as scandal doubts keep swirling

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied on Wednesday that he had intervened to secure preferential treatment for a friend's plan to set up a veterinary school despite new reports he had discussed the matter with the friend. | Video

11 Apr 2018

Seven clues to fate of Japan's PM Abe, facing scandal woes

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces criticism over suspected cronyism scandals and cover-ups that are eroding his support and raising doubts about how long he can stay in power.

11 Apr 2018

Seven clues to fate of Japan's PM Abe, facing scandal woes

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces criticism over suspected cronyism scandals and cover-ups that are eroding his support and raising doubts about how long he can stay in power.

11 Apr 2018

Seven clues to fate of Japan's PM Abe, facing scandal woes

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces criticism over suspected cronyism scandals and cover-ups that are eroding his support and raising doubts about how long he can stay in power.

10 Apr 2018

Scandal clouds darken for Japan's Abe ahead of Trump summit

TOKYO A cronyism scandal embroiling the Japanese prime minister deepened on Tuesday ahead of a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump with a memo media said suggested an ex-aide had helped win approval for a friend of the premier to set up a veterinary school.

09 Apr 2018

Japanese ministry proposed cover story on land sale at heart of scandal

TOKYO Japan's Finance Ministry proposed crafting a cover story with a school operator at the heart of a political scandal to justify a discount in the price of public land sold to the school, a ministry official said on Monday.

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