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A fraud investigation targeting Obayashi Corp. is spreading to the nation’s other major general contractors as prosecutors scrutinize deals related to the ¥9 trillion maglev project, sources said Monday.

Those being questioned on a voluntary basis include workers from multiple construction firms, including leading contractor Kajima Corp., sources close to the case said. Obayashi and Kajima are two of the elite group of five dubbed “super-general contractors” in Japan.

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