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Prosecutors have questioned a managing director of Mitsui & Co. over his alleged role in interfering with bidding for a Japan-funded power plant project on a Russian-held island in 2000, informed sources said Wednesday.

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating whether the man played a role in the alleged bid-rigging for the Kunashiri Island project as a supervisor to Masahide Iino, 44, head of a Mitsui industry project team, and two other employees.

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