Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13


In the spotlight: The media attending a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand, in this file photo. — AP

TOKYO: A Japanese businessman who won legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country.

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.

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