Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin. A Thai court granted him custody of 13 babies fathered through surrogates. Photo: mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the children. Photo: AFP

In Japan, mystery surrounds businessman who fathered 13 children born from Thai surrogates

Aggressive media reports of Mitsutoki Shigeta’s plan quickly faded in 2014 allegedly after defamation lawsuits and pressure were applied by his father’s company

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Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin. A Thai court granted him custody of 13 babies fathered through surrogates. Photo: mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the children. Photo: AFP
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