Tetsuya Ando, founder of the nonprofit organization Fathering Japan, wants to do everything he can for dads in Japan to encourage present and future fathers to play a more active role in child-rearing.

Ando established the NPO — which now has over 400 members — in 2006 to support fathers by holding workshops and other activities. In between raising three children aged 6 to 16 with his wife, who works full-time, Ando serves as the group's deputy representative.

Ando established a nationwide network of fathers with the NPO to plan projects and support dads from various backgrounds.