Japanese man sues Thailand for return of surrogate-born children

JIJI, Staff Report

A 24-year-old Japanese man has sued the Thai government for the return of children he fathered with surrogate mothers, a senior Thai government official said on Tuesday.

The lawsuit was filed with a court near Bangkok, according to the official.

The man has been confirmed to have at least 18 such children. Thirteen are currently under protective custody from Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. Police have identified the man as Mitsutoki Shigeta, The Associated Press reported.

The man has refused to appear for questioning by Thai police although he has submitted documents on his assets and plans to raise the children.

  • Nawaponrath Asavathanachart

    Absurd as he has not shown up for questioning by the Thai police and I don’t know why the Japanese police have not investigated upon this case as it seems this guy has also done the same thing in India and Cambodia

  • Max Erimo

    Why has this gentleman and I use the term ever so loosely, not been investigated for allegedly hold passports of several countries. If this is the case surely he is breaking the law, as Japanese nationals who reach maturity and hold dual nationality must guve up either their Japanese nationality or the foreign nationality under current Japanese law.