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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 Jul 2018

Japan household spending tumbles but real wages offer glimmer of hope

TOKYO Japan's household spending tumbled in May at the fastest pace in almost two years, but real wages rose even more quickly - a possible boost to Japan's long campaign to change consumers' deflationary expectations.

05 Jul 2018

BOJ's Masai urges banks to adjust business model amid new challenges

TOKYO Japan's banks should adapt to the challenges of a declining population and the rise of financial technology, with the discussion of these structural problems kept separate from monetary policy, a Bank of Japan board member said on Thursday.

03 Jul 2018

Bank of Japan seen cutting price forecasts as inflation expectations stall

TOKYO The Bank of Japan is likely to cut its price growth forecasts at a policy meeting later this month as long-term inflation expectations stall, sources said, highlighting the bank's difficulty in hitting its elusive price target.

02 Jul 2018

Solid capital spending plans a bright spot in Bank of Japan's downbeat tankan

TOKYO Business confidence among Japan's big manufacturers worsened for a second straight quarter in the three months to June, a Bank of Japan survey showed, with the outlook clouded by U.S. trade protectionism and rising input costs.

29 Jun 2018

Japan's May factory output eases as labour market tightens, trade fears cloud outlook

TOKYO Japan's industrial output declined far less than expected last month and the jobless rate hit its lowest in over 25 years in a sign of a gradual economic recovery from a slump in the first quarter, though risks to the outlook have increased from U.S. trade protectionism.

28 Jun 2018

BOJ's Wakatabe sees no need to adjust policy to counter side-effects of YCC

TOKYO The Bank of Japan does not need to adjust policy right now because the benefits of its yield-curve control policy outweigh any potential negative impact on commercial banks, Deputy Governor Masazumi Wakatabe said.

20 Jun 2018

BOJ minutes: One member says more easing needed but central bank seen on hold

TOKYO A lone Bank of Japan policymaker said additional easing was needed to accelerate inflation, but most members wanted to keep monetary policy unchanged, minutes from the central bank's policy meeting in April showed on Wednesday.

18 Jun 2018

Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

TOKYO When flea market app Mercari makes its market debut on Tuesday, it will mark the appearance of one of Japan's rarest beasts: a tech unicorn.

18 Jun 2018

Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

TOKYO, June 18 When flea market app Mercari makes its market debut on Tuesday, it will mark the appearance of one of Japan's rarest beasts: a tech unicorn.

18 Jun 2018

Japan's exports accelerate in May, surplus with U.S. lowest since 2013

TOKYO Japan's exports rose in May at the fastest rate in four months thanks to increased shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment, a sign that global demand is gaining strength.

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