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Construction execs arrested in maglev bid-rigging probe

Prosecutors eye Taisei, Kajima and others over Japan high-speed rail project

Cranes stand on a construction site for the Linear Chuo Shinkansen line in Nagoya.

TOKYO -- Prosecutors arrested a former Taisei executive and a Kajima official on Friday on suspicion that they took part in rigging bids for construction work on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen high-speed rail project.

The prosecutors will work with the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the country's antitrust authority, on the probe.

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