A Thai court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man custody of 13 children he had fathered using Thai surrogate mothers and who are now being cared for by the Thai government.
The court said that DNA evidence confirmed Shigeta is the children's' father, and that he plans to send the kids to an worldwide school and has bought a piece of land to house them next to a large park in central Tokyo, where they will be looked after by a sufficient number of nurses and nannies.
The case harks back to late 2014, when Thai police said they had found 13 babies fathered by a Japanese national with nine Thai surrogate mothers.
The children are still in state custody, and the man is in talks with the Social Development and Human Security Ministry about the next steps.
A spokesman for Bangkok's Central Juvenile Court said: "For the happiness and opportunities which the 13 children will receive from their biological father, who does not have a history of bad behaviour, the court rules that all 13 born from surrogacy to be legal children of the plaintiff".
However, the controversy surrounding his case, and another where an Australian couple were accused of abandoning a surrogate baby born with Down's Syndrome - the "Baby Gammy" dispute - has led to Thailand banning commercial surrogacy for foreigners.
Four of the six children living in Cambodia and Japan were from Thai surrogates.
Shigeta, reportedly the son of a Japanese IT tycoon, left the country in the wake of the scandal and has never directly explained why he fathered so many children.
On Tuesday, the Bangkok court said in its ruling that since Shigeta belongs to a wealthy family, he had enough money to take care of the children.
Thai officials had visited Shigeta's homes in Japan as well as in Cambodia and deemed the children would be able to adapt to new surroundings. Police said he paid them between US$9,300 and US$12,500 each. He won custody of three of the babies in 2015.
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