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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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27 Sep 2017

Tokyo governor launches new party, won't run for election herself

TOKYO Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday formally launched a new party promising conservative reform, stepping up her challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and adding to uncertainty about the outlook for a general election widely expected next month.

26 Sep 2017

Beset by visions, artist Yayoi Kusama has no intention of slowing down

TOKYO Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work commands some of the highest prices of any living female artist, said on Tuesday that at age 88, she still fills her days painting and has no intention of slowing down.

29 Aug 2017

'Missile launch. Missile launch' - North Korea test a rude awakening for northern Japan

TOKYO Ai Onodera was sound asleep in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Tuesday when an alarm on her mobile phone jolted her awake at 6:02 am: “Missile launch. Missile launch. North Korea appears to have fired a missile. Take refuge in a solid building or underground.”

29 Aug 2017

'Missile launch. Missile launch': North Korea test a rude awakening for northern Japan

TOKYO Ai Onodera was sound asleep in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Tuesday when an alarm on her mobile phone jolted her awake at 6:02 am: “Missile launch. Missile launch. North Korea appears to have fired a missile. Take refuge in a solid building or underground.”

29 Aug 2017

"Missile launch. Missile launch": North Korea test a rude awakening for northern Japan

TOKYO Ai Onodera was sound asleep in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Tuesday when an alarm on her mobile phone jolted her awake at 6:02 am: “Missile launch. Missile launch. North Korea appears to have fired a missile. Take refuge in a solid building or underground.”

29 Aug 2017

"Missile launch. Missile launch": N.Korea test a rude awakening for northern Japan

TOKYO, Aug 29 Ai Onodera was sound asleep in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Tuesday when an alarm on her mobile phone jolted her awake at 6:02 am: “Missile launch. Missile launch. North Korea appears to have fired a missile. Take refuge in a solid building or underground.”

17 Aug 2017

U.S. ability to defend itself, allies is 'beyond question', says U.S. ambassador to Japan

TOKYO America's ability to defend itself and its allies against North Korea is "beyond question", U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty said on Thursday, as he arrived in Japan to take up his post, and reaffirmed Washington's commitment to its alliance with Tokyo.

17 Aug 2017

U.S. ability to defend itself, allies is 'beyond question', says U.S. ambassador to Japan

TOKYO America's ability to defend itself and its allies against North Korea is "beyond question", U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty said on Thursday, as he arrived in Japan to take up his post, and reaffirmed Washington's commitment to its alliance with Tokyo.

17 Aug 2017

U.S. ability to defend itself, allies is "beyond question", says U.S. ambassador to Japan

TOKYO America's ability to defend itself and its allies against North Korea is "beyond question", U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty said on Thursday, as he arrived in Japan to take up his post, and reaffirmed Washington's commitment to its alliance with Tokyo.

07 Aug 2017

Weakening Typhoon Noru makes landfall, batters central Japan with rain

TOKYO A weakening Typhoon Noru made landfall in central Japan on Monday, pounding some regions with more than a month's worth of rain, but while it appeared likely to brush close to Tokyo it was losing much of its strength. | Video

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