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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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Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030

TOKYO Japan's Marubeni Corp said it would no longer start new coal-fired power plant projects and will halve its net coal power generating capacity of about 3 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle global climate change.

1:31pm BST

UPDATE 1-Japan's Marubeni to halve coal-fired power capacity by 2030

* Other trading houses also boosting renewable energy deals (Adds details and other trading houses' move)

13 Sep 2018

Japan's Sumitomo to focus on battery material supply to Panasonic, Toyota

TOKYO Japan's Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) plans to focus on two key customers for its battery materials, Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp , supplier of car power packs to Tesla Inc , SMM's new president said.

13 Sep 2018

Trumped: How Seoul's U.S. trade 'coup' left Korea steel in limbo as Japan marches on

SEOUL/TOKYO As much as half of output capacity at some specialty South Korean steelmakers has ground to a standstill as an exemption to U.S. import tariffs they first hailed as a Seoul diplomatic coup turns out to be an quota bottleneck.

29 Aug 2018

アングル:少子高齢化が進む宮城のコメ農家、ドローンが救うか

[登米(宮城県) 23日 ロイター] - 少子高齢化が進む日本の農村地帯で次世代の担い手となるのは、ドローンかもしれない──。

24 Aug 2018

Nippon Steel sees India as most promising market - executive

TOKYO Japan's top steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp sees India as the most promising market and wants to become "an insider" to capitalise on growth of the world's third-biggest steel market, a senior executive said.

24 Aug 2018

RPT-REFILE-Drones offer high-tech help to Japan's ageing farmers

TOME, Japan, Aug 23 The next generation farmhand in Japan's ageing rural heartland may be a drone.

23 Aug 2018

Drones offer high-tech help to Japan's ageing farmers

TOME, Japan The next generation farmhand in Japan's ageing rural heartland may be a drone.

14 Aug 2018

Japan utilities, Glencore set annual coal contract at $110/T: sources

TOKYO Japanese utilities and global mining giant Glencore have settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for April 2018-March 2019 at $110 a tonne, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.

14 Aug 2018

Japan utilities, Glencore set annual coal contract at $110/T - sources

TOKYO, Aug 14 Japanese utilities and global mining giant Glencore have settled an Australian thermal coal import contract for April 2018-March 2019 at $110 a tonne, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.

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