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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

22 Nov 2017

Japan's first solar auction pushes prices down by nearly a quarter

TOKYO, Nov 22 Japan's first auction for contracts to provide solar electricity pushed prices down by nearly a quarter from a previous system, but the cheapest bid was still more than eight times a record-low achieved recently in overseas markets, government data shows.

07 Nov 2017

Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up

TOKYO The pace of approvals for nuclear reactor restarts in Japan, where most plants remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, is unlikely to pick up in the coming years, the new head of Japan's nuclear regulator said in an interview on Tuesday.

18 Oct 2017

LNG producers take time to relax destination clauses despite Japan ruling

TOKYO, Oct 18 Global liquefied natural gas suppliers are taking time to revise destination clauses in supply contracts for Japanese buyers despite a ruling by authorities in Japan that the provisions are anti-competitive, industry sources said on Wednesday.

04 Oct 2017

Japan regulator grants safety approval to Tepco's first reactor restart since Fukushima

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to restart two reactors at the world's biggest nuclear power plant.

29 Sep 2017

Oil gains on optimism over demand outlook, supply cuts

TOKYO, Sept 29 Oil prices rose on Friday, with both Brent and U.S. crude set to chalk up another weekly gain as investors bet that efforts to cut a global glut are working and that the demand outlook is improving.

19 Sep 2017

Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.

09 Aug 2017

Oil falls for third day as doubts over OPEC cuts linger

TOKYO, Aug 9 Crude futures fell for a third day in early Asian trading as the market shrugged off a bigger than expected fall in U.S. inventories reported by an industry group as doubts linger over OPEC's ability to restrain supply as promised.

13 Jul 2017

Japan's Tokyo Gas wants to revise LNG supply contracts

TOKYO Japan's Tokyo Gas, the biggest city-gas supplier in the world's largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is in talks to renew supply contracts and will push to revise terms to get more flexibility and cut prices, a senior official said on Thursday.

04 Jul 2017

Investors bet Idemitsu stock plan will sidestep opposition to Showa Shell deal

TOKYO Idemitsu Kosan Co has a good chance of sidestepping founding family opposition to a merger with Showa Shell Sekiyu with its $1.2 billion share offering, analysts said, a plan that sent Showa Shell shares surging on Tuesday.

30 Jun 2017

Former Tepco executives plead not guilty in first Fukushima case

TOKYO Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an analyst said there is little chance they will be convicted.

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