Japan to press charges against four firms over maglev train contracts

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japan Fair Trade Commission said on Friday that it would press criminal charges against four construction firms for suspected collusion over contracts for an $80 billion high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train line.

The targeted firms include Shimizu Corp, Kajima Corp, Obayashi Corp and Taisei Corp.

(Reporting by Yoshiyasu Shida; Writing by Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)