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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

15 Feb 2018

Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

TOKYO Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground. | Video

13 Jan 2018

Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

TOKYO A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland. | Video

05 Jan 2018

Tuna goes for $323,000 at Tokyo fish market's final New Year auction

TOKYO In the final New Year's auction at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market on Friday, the owner of an international sushi restaurant shelled out more than $300,000 for a prime bluefin tuna and said he was "very happy" with the result. | Video

13 Oct 2017

Japan vows no more deaths from overwork while building Olympic arena

TOKYO A Japanese sports official promised on Friday to work with the builder of a showpiece stadium for the 2020 Olympics to stamp out "death by overwork", a designation authorities applied last week to the suicide of a stadium worker.

10 Sep 2017

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

OSAKA, Japan Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

10 Sep 2017

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

OSAKA, Japan Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

10 Sep 2017

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

OSAKA, Japan Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

19 Aug 2017

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

03 Aug 2017

Tokyo firefighters battle blaze at world's biggest fish market

TOKYO Dozens of Tokyo firefighters were battling a blaze on Thursday at the world's largest fish market and one of the capital's most popular tourist sites, as grey smoke billowed over the city.

03 Jun 2017

Toyota-supported flying car hopes to light the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame

TOYOTA CITY, Japan Engineers, supported by Toyota Motor Corp, demonstrated their flying car on Saturday, which they hope will be able to light up the Olympic flame for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

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