Paul Matsushima

Hi, I’m Paul.

I’m an operations specialist and cultural advocate who creates organizational infrastructure to help nonprofits achieve their missions.

This site hosts all of my writing on race, religion, productivity, business management, and more. It also documents the personal pet projects I’m working on, like woodworking and raising chickens.

Featured Projects and Articles

Below you will find many of the notable projects I have worked on throughout my career. This includes both in my official jobs and in my extra-curricular activities.
You can also check out my professional resumé.

Children’s Books I’ve Authored

When I’m in J-Town

In this (unpublished) children’s baby board book, join little Shiro as he visits his favorite place in the whole wide world: Japantown!

Thank You Very Mochi

Full of tradition and culture, this imaginative children’s book will “pound” into children’s hearts the importance of family relationships and cultural traditions.

Operations Projects I’ve Developed

How to Keep Asana Clean and Organized…for Teams

Built on, this is a presentation about keeping your team’s Asana work management system organized and clean in order to be more searchable and

Home Renovations & General Contractor Project Tracker

Manage all your projects and individual tasks related to home renovations or general contracting. Perfect for the DIYer and home renovation enthusiast, but complex enough

Updated Budgeting System – Interfaces, Program Budgets, and More!

Built on, this UPDATED ledger has various views for financial reports, including Income Statement (P&L Report), Balance Sheet (shows cash on hand), and monthly

Articles on Asian American Topics

How Should Japanese American Parents Talk to Their Kids About Race and Racism?

Explore some of the conversations Japanese Americans have had with their kids about racism, what they wish they’d talked about earlier, and how the dialogue

Cranium: Japanese American Edition

Trivia, pictionary, origami, and charades – this game has it all! Test out your knowledge of the Japanese American community with this unique take on

The Struggles of Discussing Race in the Asian American Church

My reflections on why it’s difficult to talk about race in the Asian American evangelical church.

Interesting Interviews

Gaining Margin to Give Back: An Interview with Stephanie Smith

Margin – or the idea of having the room to be and do what you desire and feel called to – was the theme of

Finding Courage as an Artist: An Interview with Roxanne Fulkerson

The union of Roxanne’s calling of visual artistry with her interests and talents didn’t begin to materialize until she turned 57.

Just Getting Started: Nada Jones’s Story

Nada’s calling–which includes fashion, storytelling, and empowering women–didn’t happen right away but through a lifetime of exploration, introspection, personal development, and struggle.