Since the conclusion of an agreement with Masaki Eizo Foundation in February 2019, KUFS has recruited 15 students to be volunteer correspondents for Sakura TV, a multilingual internet broadcast organized by Masaki Eizo Foundation.
The service was initially launched to be broadcasted during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to provide information about Japan to international visitors. Although the project faced a number of challenges including restrictions on the number of travelers entering Japan and the ban on spectators at venues, the programs will be finally broadcasted.
Providing programs in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Korean and sign language, correspondents took advantage of Learning About Kyoto, a multilingual database created by KUFS students. Participating students summarized and translated the scripts of their themes, memorized them and practiced their speech to speak on camera before the actual filming.