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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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31 Dec 2017

Mitsubishi says on track to deliver long-delayed jets by 2020

NAGOYA, Japan Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is on track to deliver its repeatedly delayed commercial jet by mid-2020, the head of its aircraft unit said, despite a risk of an order cancellation.

08 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Takata creditors seek $30 billion, far more than it can pay: court filing

TOKYO Creditors of bankrupt Takata Corp say the parts maker owes them more than $30 billion after the automotive industry's biggest recall over its faulty air bags - many times more than the company can repay, a court filing seen by Reuters shows.

02 Nov 2017

Suzuki frets about India's electric shift despite sales boom

TOKYO A sudden move to electric cars in India, which is considering electrifying all vehicles over the next 15 years, could catch Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp out in its largest market.

27 Oct 2017

Subaru admits improper checks on Japan cars, expects recalls

TOKYO Subaru Corp on Friday said it had failed to follow proper inspection procedures for vehicles for the domestic market, an issue likely to result in a product recall and adding to a list of compliance problems at Japanese companies.

12 Oct 2017

Toyota plans to halve Japan car models by 2025 - source

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is planning to halve the number of car models it sells in Japan to about 30 by 2025 to focus on more popular models in a shrinking market, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

06 Oct 2017

Corrected: Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

(Repeats correction to Oct 2 story, and replaces the original item that was inadvertently repeated; Corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before de)

04 Oct 2017

Japan transport ministry raids two Nissan plants over improper checks

TOKYO Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out spot inspections at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co Ltd vehicles as part of a probe into final checks, days after irregularities forced the automaker to recall 1.2 million cars sold in Japan. | Video

03 Oct 2017

Corrected: Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

(Corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before delivery, not sale) | Video

28 Sep 2017

Toyota to form electric car technology venture with Mazda

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has established a new venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda Motor Corp, seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars.

15 Aug 2017

Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

KYOTO, Japan The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel - wood.

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