Matsui established MCLF formally in 2003 to assist poor children in Mindanao, particularly in the areas of education and health.
MCLF, with the help of its donors from Japan, is currently providing scholarships to more than 500 students, ranging from elementary students to those in college.
According to him, MCLF currently has more than 500 students from elementary to college, comprising Christians, Muslims and members of indigenous tribes like the Manobo.
Supported by benefactors from Japan, the foundation has already produced around 50 college or vocational school graduates, including MCLF President Asrie Sabil Hussain.
In giving emphasis to Muslims and the indigenous people, the MCLF holds cultural presentations to help preserve ''cultures and traditions in Mindanao inherited from the ancient people.''