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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

Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is considering making batteries for electric vehicles (EV) with Panasonic Corp, as it ramps up battery development to help meet its goal for green cars to comprise half of global sales by 2030. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

11 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

08 Dec 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said. | Video

05 Dec 2017

Japan Display affiliate becomes nation's first to commercially sell OLED screens

TOKYO An affiliate of Japan Display Inc sold its inaugural batch of OLED screens on Tuesday, becoming the first Japanese company to commercialise an advanced technology that is currently dominated by South Korean rivals.

28 Nov 2017

Japan Inc scandals widen as Toray admits cheating

TOKYO Japan's Toray Industries Inc on Tuesday revealed 149 cases of quality data falsification at a materials-making subsidiary spanning eight years, in the latest quality-assurance scandal to hit a Japanese manufacturer.

20 Nov 2017

Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG Toshiba Corp's planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit. | Video

09 Nov 2017

Chip boom drives Toshiba profit surge; raises questions about future earnings

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven almost entirely by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

31 Oct 2017

Sony forecasts best-ever annual profit, sealing overhaul success

TOKYO Japan's Sony Corp on Tuesday said it expects to book its highest-ever profit this year, underscoring the success of Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's restructuring that refocused the electronics and entertainment firm on image sensors and gaming.

30 Oct 2017

Nintendo doubles profit outlook on strong Switch console sales

OSAKA Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd, already expecting its highest earnings in seven years, almost doubled its full-year operating profit forecast on Monday as supply shortages for its new Switch games console began to ease.

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