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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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19 Jan 2018

SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from govt-backed upstarts

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp's expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns.

15 Jan 2018

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business - a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors. | Video

15 Jan 2018

Softbank erwägt größten Börsengang in Japan seit fast 20 Jahren

Tokio In Japan zeichnet sich der größte Börsengang seit fast zwei Jahrzehnten ab: Die Softbank Group will 30 Prozent ihrer Mobilfunktochter an die Börse bringen und könnte damit etwa 18 Milliarden Dollar erlösen.

12 Jan 2018

Japan's retailers struggle to raise prices, even as economy gains momentum

TOKYO Japan's economy is gathering steam, profits are at record levels and companies are poised to raise wages — yet retailers and restaurant chains are struggling to lift prices for fear of losing customers conditioned by nearly two decades of deflation.

11 Dec 2017

Japan's Obayashi says offices raided by prosecutors, shares tumble

TOKYO Obayashi Corp, one of Japan's 'big four' construction firms, on Monday said Tokyo prosecutors have raided its offices on suspicion of "deceptive obstruction of business", sending its shares tumbling as much as 8 percent.

01 Dec 2017

Mitsubishi Cable head quits over data falsification scandal

TOKYO The head of Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd has stepped down following the firm's admission last week that it had manipulated inspection data of rubber sealing products.

01 Dec 2017

Mitsubishi Materials says over 200 customers could be affected by data falsification

(This Nov. 24 story corrects company name and Reuters instrument code to Subaru Corp in third paragraph.) | Video

28 Nov 2017

Japan Inc scandals widen as Toray admits cheating

TOKYO Japan's Toray Industries Inc on Tuesday revealed 149 cases of quality data falsification at a materials-making subsidiary spanning eight years, in the latest quality-assurance scandal to hit a Japanese manufacturer. | Video

28 Nov 2017

Scandal-hit Uber hits the road to reassure global regulators

TOKYO Uber executives are traveling the globe to reassure regulators that the company is changing the way it does business, after a massive data breach became the latest controversy to hurt the ride-service firm's reputation. | Video

06 Nov 2017

SoftBank's Son says Sprint can grow on its own but merger door still open

TOKYO Sprint Corp can grow on its own but will still consider a merger if it can get management control, the CEO of the U.S. wireless operator's parent SoftBank Group Corp said, days after a move to combine with T-Mobile US Inc ended.

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