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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

06 Oct 2017

Japan's Dentsu gets only small fine for overtime breaches despite outcry

TOKYO Japan's Dentsu Inc was fined just 500,000 yen (£3,400) after a Tokyo court ruled it had made employees work overtime beyond legal limits - a case that followed a high profile death from overwork at the advertising giant. | Video

15 Aug 2017

Asian neighbours protest as Japan PM sends offering to war dead shrine

TOKYO China and South Korea called on Japan to face up to its wartime past after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a shrine to war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender. | Video

09 Jul 2017

Japan rescuers continue search as more rain forecast, at least 18 dead - NHK

ASAKURA, Japan Japanese rescuers continued their search for victims of freak rains that have triggered floods and landslides in southwest Japan and left at least 18 people dead and hundreds of others displaced, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday. | Video

08 Jul 2017

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

ASAKURA Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported.

07 Jul 2017

Japan rescuers dig through rubble as more rain falls, at least 11 dead

ASAKURA, Japan Thousands of Japanese rescuers searched on Friday for victims of freak rains that have killed at least 11 people and left hundreds cut off from the outside world by landslides. | Video

07 Jul 2017

Japan rescuers dig through rubble as rain goes on, at least 6 dead

ASAKURA, Japan, July 7 Thousands of Japanese rescuers dug through twisted wood and mud on Friday in the wake of freak rains that killed six people and forced nearly 80,000 from their homes, with more rain falling amid warnings of further landslides.

06 Jul 2017

Freak rain storms pound Japan, at least three dead: NHK

ASAKURA, Japan Torrential rains battered southwestern Japan for a second day on Thursday, killing three people, with 100,000 ordered to evacuate their homes and while thousands of rescuers, some in helicopters, searched for survivors. | Video

21 Jun 2017

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

TOKYO Japan opened a missile defence drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighbouring North Korea.

21 Jun 2017

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

TOKYO Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighboring North Korea.

09 Jun 2017

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea presses on with missile tests

ABU, Japan About 100 school children and their parents are holding a clean-up on the field of the local elementary school in this small fishing and farming town, when an alarm warns of an impending missile attack and they run for the school gymnasium. | Video

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