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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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16 Oct 2017

ANALYSE-"Made-in-Japan" nicht erst seit Skandal bei Kobe Steel angekratzt

Tokio "Made-in-Japan" - das galt in der Industrie lange als Gütesiegel für Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit.

16 Oct 2017

Kobe Steel scandal latest to expose 'Made-in-Japan' fault-lines

TOKYO Under the once-vaunted "keiretsu" system of close, trust-based ties between manufacturers and suppliers, "Made-in-Japan" became a byword for industrial quality and reliability.

10 Oct 2017

Kobe Steel's data-fabrication stuns Japanese manufacturers

TOKYO Japan's government sought on Tuesday to contain the fallout from the disclosure by the nation’s third-biggest steel maker, Kobe Steel Ltd , that it had fabricated data on components used in cars, aircraft and space rockets, sending shock waves through the Japanese manufacturing sector.

03 Oct 2017

Japanese companies struggle to hire, retain staff as labour shortage worsens

TOKYO Companies in Japan's service industries are struggling to hire and retain staff as the labour market becomes the tightest in decades, and are increasingly taking unorthodox steps to alleviate the shortage. | Video

29 Sep 2017

Two Japan sushi chains plan merger as they take aim at overseas markets

TOKYO Two of Japan's biggest conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chains said on Friday they were joining forces, seeking to take advantage of sushi's growing popularity to expand overseas as their home market matures.

27 Sep 2017

Western Digital to seek injunction to block Toshiba's $18 bln chip unit sale

TOKYO Western Digital Corp said on Tuesday it will seek an injunction to block the sale of Toshiba Corp's prized semiconductor business to a rival group, upping the ante in an acrimonious battle with its chip venture partner.

26 Sep 2017

Western Digital to seek injunction to block Toshiba's $18 billion chip unit sale

TOKYO Western Digital Corp said on Tuesday it will seek an injunction to block the sale of Toshiba Corp's prized semiconductor business to a rival group, upping the ante in an acrimonious battle with its chip venture partner. | Video

26 Sep 2017

Western Digital to seek injunction to block Toshiba's $18 bln chip unit sale

TOKYO, Sept 26 Western Digital Corp said on Tuesday it will seek an injunction to block the sale of Toshiba Corp's prized semiconductor business to a rival group, upping the ante in an acrimonious battle with its chip venture partner.

22 Sep 2017

VR needs more competition to build audience, top player Sony says

CHIBA Sony Corp's gaming chief on Friday said the virtual reality gaming market needs more competition to drive adoption of the technology and spur software development, adding the sheer size of Sony's lead over rivals is cause for discomfort.

31 Aug 2017

Japan's Daiichi Sankyo denies 2016 takeover bid by AstraZeneca

TOKYO Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo denied on Thursday it received a takeover bid last year from Britain's AstraZeneca, following speculation that sent its share price soaring as much as 13 percent and triggered a trade suspension.

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