•   
  •   
  •   

World Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mystery

17:20  21 february  2018
17:20  21 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

San Francisco middle-school students sickened by mystery substance

  San Francisco middle-school students sickened by mystery substance Ten middle school students in San Francisco were rushed to hospitals on Tuesday after ingesting an unidentified substance, possibly an illicit drug, but all were expected to recover, officials said. Emergency personnel treated the students at James Lick Middle School in the Noe Valley neighborhood, before sending them by ambulance to hospitals in the area, fire department spokesman Lieutenant Jonathan Baxter told Reuters in an email. Load Error None of the students' illnesses was life-threatening, he said, offering no further details and referring queries to school officials.

A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media.Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody of his children by a Thai court on Tuesday

A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody of his children by a Thai court on Tuesday

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. The Japanese father of the surrogate babies Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin and earns millions of dollars a year in dividends. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File): At a press briefing in 2014 in Chonburi, Thailand, police showed pictures of surrogate babies born to Mitsutoki Shigeta. © The Associated Press At a press briefing in 2014 in Chonburi, Thailand, police showed pictures of surrogate babies born to Mitsutoki Shigeta.

TOKYO — A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media.

Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody of his children by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin. As a major shareholder, he earns millions of dollars a year in dividends.

But in Japan, he keeps an extremely low profile.

Aggressive reporting by Japanese tabloids after his surrogate babies were discovered in a Bangkok condominium in 2014 quickly faded, allegedly after defamation lawsuits and pressure were applied by his father's company. Now he is only referred to in the Japanese-language media as an anonymous 28-year-old man.

North Korea Should Be Kept `Under Siege,' Japanese Lawmaker Says

  North Korea Should Be Kept `Under Siege,' Japanese Lawmaker Says South Korea must stay in line with U.S. and Japanese plans to keep North Korea “under siege,” the chairman of Japan’s lower house committee on foreign affairs said, referring to the policy of maintaining maximum pressure on Kim Jong Un’s regime.  Just days after Kim’s smiling sister invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a summit with her brother in Pyongyang -- an overture he’s yet to formally accept, Yasuhide Nakayama attacked Seoul’s financial support of the regime.

A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. Media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the centre of a surrogacy .

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. Aggressive reporting by Japanese tabloids after his surrogate babies were discovered in a Bangkok condominium in 2014 quickly faded

Information from Tuesday's court decision and doctors and a fertility clinic has done little to lift the veil of mystery over Shigeta.

A Japanese lawyer who reportedly represented Shigeta refused to discuss the case, and officials at Hikari Tsushin were not available for comment on Wednesday.

The company started as a business phone and office equipment sales firm and now is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has more than 180 subsidiaries. Shigeta is the oldest of founder Yasumitsu Shigeta's three sons and has businesses in Asian countries including Thailand and Cambodia, where he made arrangements for the surrogate children.

Japanese tabloids reported in 2014 that Shigeta said he wanted to produce 100 to 1,000 children and that if he were successful it would cost millions of dollars. He was seeking to purchase equipment to freeze and preserve his "high-quality" sperm at home to allow him to keep producing children even in old age, according to Japanese reports.

La La Anthony Shares Update on Kim Kardashian's Baby Girl Chicago: She's 'Doing Great!' (Exclusive)

  La La Anthony Shares Update on Kim Kardashian's Baby Girl Chicago: She's 'Doing Great!' (Exclusive) The actress spoke with ET at the New York premiere of 'Black Panther' and opened up about her friend's brand new baby girl.ET caught up with the actress at the New York premiere of Black Panther on Tuesday, hosted by The Cinema Society, where she said she hasn't been able to meet Kardashian's new baby girl, or friend Kylie Jenner's new bundle of joy, Stormi.

TOKYO — A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was granted sole custody of his children by a Thai court on Tuesday, is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and

TOKYO – A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in Japanese media. Information from Tuesday's court decision in Thailand and from doctors and a fertility clinic has done little to lift the veil of mystery .

Thai authorities have ruled out human trafficking and other criminal motives.

Mariam Kukunashvili, founder of the New Light clinic in Thailand that recruited some of the babies' surrogate mothers, told the AP in 2014 that Shigeta told her "he wanted 10 to 15 babies a year and that he wanted to continue the baby-making process until he's dead." She said Shigeta also told her that he wanted to run in an election and win by using his big family for voting.

Shigeta's case, along with several others, helped usher in a Thai law prohibiting commercial surrogacy for foreign clients. That law sent much of the country's surrogacy-for-hire business for foreigners to Cambodia, which later passed its own law against it.

Japanese tabloids have reported that Shigeta's parents were spotted kissing a baby when they visited their son in Cambodia, where he also had several children by surrogate mothers. They were not among the 13 babies in Thailand.

The Thai court said Tuesday that Shigeta plans to send the children to an international school and is preparing a house for them in Tokyo where they will be looked after by nurses and nannies. His lawyer in Thailand said he simply wants a big family.


Kim Kardashian West shares first picture of Chicago West .
The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star took to her Instagram account to share a snap of her daughter, who was born last month. Kim Kardashian West has shared the first picture of baby Chicago.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!