The Government of Japan has officially recognized Family First Japan as a Non-Profit Organization, a special status that is equivalent to the US 501c3 designation, a very important step forward for Family First Japan.
All this month Baker Publishing is running a special Kindle and eBook promotion in honor of Father’s Day for one of its best selling Fatherhood Books: “Be a Better Dad Today: 10 Tools Every Father Needs” by the Honorable Gregory W. Slayton. The book has sold almost 1M copies globally over the past 9 years and has been translated into 10+ languages. Many of America’s most famous fathers from Jeb Bush to Tim Keller to John McCain have warmly endorsed “Be a Better Dad Today” as one of the best fatherhood books out there.
This year’s Father’s Day is gearing up to be extra special for dads in Japan, with the Japanese version of “Be a Better Dad Today: 10 Tools Every Father Needs” hitting the shelves of the country’s best booksellers this June 20, 2021.
Yangoon, Myanmar May 2021: In the midst of the nationwide chaos caused by the military coup, Family First Myanmar is stepping up its support and service for families all across the beautiful nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Family First Global is honored to be providing resources for its partner in Myanmar in this time of desperate need.
Tokyo, Japan: Family First Japan is one of the youngest of the Family First Global nations. Founded just last year, Family First Japan has amassed a strong Board of Directors and an equally impressive Board of Advisors to help guide it forward in service to all Japanese families. Last week the Family First Japan Board elected Mr. Masato Ito to be its Chairman. Mr. Ito is a strong and faithful Japanese Christian leader who has a deep passion for FFJ to serve and help all Japanese families regardless of socio-economic background, regional origin or religious affiliation. The Board also confirmed Mr. Hiroshige Kobayashi as National Coordinator. Both men have extensive experience in family service in Japan.
Silicon Valley: Pat Gelsinger, the long serving CEO of VMware who was voted the Best CEO in America by Glassdoor in 2019, has been named the next CEO of Intel Corporation, where he started his business career and rose to be the first ever CTO at Intel. Pat has been a strong partner with the Fellowship Of Fathers Foundation and Family First Global since their founding in 2013. Pat has long been a close friend, mentor and senior advisor to the FoFF/FFG Chairman, former US Ambassador Gregory Slayton.
February 2021 Manila Philippines: Family First Philippines (locally “Pamilya Muna Pilipinas”) signed a 5 year Memorandum of Understanding with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to train members of every branch of the Philippine military under the Family Welfare and Transformational Leadership Program. This is part of the AFP’s Transformation Roadmap that aims to transform the AFP into a strong and credible public institution. And it includes technological and organizational advances and the character development of the each soldier. It emphasizes on the importance of servant leadership, excellence and integrity on the work front and the home front. The AFP Family Welfare and Transformational Leadership Program is aimed to reach 125,000 active members of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force including the 360,000 reservists.
Katmandu Nepal: With the Mayor of Katmandu in attendance, the Family First Nepal Team opened its Sewing Training Center (STC) last week in a joy-filled launch event. The STC was the initiative of the Family First Nepal Team, who saw the economic and social devastation caused by the pandemic all over Nepal and decided to do something about it.