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Japanese police arrest polygamist
Hirohito Shibuya, a self-proclaimed polygamist believed to be living with 10 women, is seen in this undated photo.
Mr Shibuya admitted living with several women
Japanese police have arrested a man for allegedly threatening to kill a woman who refused to join his harem.

Hirohito Shibuya, a 57-year-old unemployed fortune teller, already openly lives with 10 other women in his Tokyo home.

Kyodo News agency quoted police as saying Mr Shibuya told the woman that she would be made into "mincemeat" if she did not live with him.

Mr Shibuya is reported to have denied threatening anyone.

He did admit living with a harem, telling public broadcaster NHK: "Yes, we have a polygamous setup in my house."

It was not clear whether Mr Shibuya was breaking the law in his domestic set-up.

Polygamy is illegal in Japan, but Mr Shibuya reportedly married some of the women then later divorced them.




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