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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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31 Jul 2018

Japan pledges to cut plutonium stocks amid growing concern from neighbours

TOKYO Japan pledged to reduce its controversial stocks of plutonium, the world's biggest inventory of the highly toxic material held by a state without nuclear weapons, following pressure from the United States, China and other countries.

19 Jul 2018

Japan's LNG imports fall to lowest since May 2016 as nuclear units come online

TOKYO, July 19 Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in June fell to the lowest in more than two years as the country's utilities switched on more nuclear reactors that had been shut in the wake of the Fukushima atomic disaster in 2011.

21 May 2018

Japan's Tokyo Gas takes first LNG cargo from Cove Point

TOKYO, May 21 Japan received its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Monday from Dominion Energy Inc's newly completed Cove Point export plant, the beginning of a jump in imports from the United States by the world's biggest buyer of the fuel.

19 Apr 2018

Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use

TOMAKOMAI, Japan A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer says.

09 Mar 2018

Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

TOKYO Major Asian nations reacted sharply on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation. | Video

08 Mar 2018

Tepco's 'ice wall' fails to freeze Fukushima's toxic water buildup

OKUMA, Japan A costly "ice wall" is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after the disaster. | Video

20 Feb 2018

Japan task force echoes foreign minister calls to back renewables over coal, nuclear

TOKYO, Feb 20 An energy task force advising Japan's foreign minister has proposed boosting renewable energy and shifting away from coal-fired and nuclear power at home, arguing the country's energy policies are outdated and undermine its global competitiveness.

20 Feb 2018

Japan task force echoes foreign minister calls to back renewables over coal, nuclear

TOKYO, An energy task force advising Japan's foreign minister has proposed boosting renewable energy and shifting away from coal-fired and nuclear power at home, arguing the country's energy policies are outdated and undermine its global competitiveness.

02 Feb 2018

U.S. oil prices extend gains on compliance with output cuts

TOKYO Oil rose for a third day on Friday after a survey showed strong compliance with output cuts by OPEC and others including Russia, offsetting concerns about surging U.S. production.

02 Feb 2018

U.S. oil prices extend gains on compliance with output cuts

TOKYO, Feb 2 U.S. oil rose for a third day on Friday after a survey showed strong compliance with output cuts by OPEC and others including Russia, offsetting concerns about surging U.S. production.

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