Head of Public Policy, Japan

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Facebook is seeking a strategic thinker to join our Public Policy team as Head of Public Policy, Japan. You will work on issues related to the Internet and Facebook's mission of giving people the power to build community and bringing the world closer together. In this role, you will be responsible for understanding Facebook's policies and business priorities, being able to communicate those to policymakers, civil society and other stakeholders. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and the globe, engage with trade associations and third party groups. The successful applicant will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including privacy, safety, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on established business models, and new opportunities for public service delivery. The Head of Public Policy, Japan will be the primary contact with the Japanese government and policy stakeholders. This position will be based in Tokyo and reports to the Public Policy Director.


  • Monitor the political and regulatory environment in Japan, identify and evaluate the impact of legislative, regulatory and industry issues, risks and opportunities to the company
  • Work with policymakers, civil society and private sector organizations on issues of safety, security, content policy and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
  • Represent Facebook in meetings and public events with policymakers and stakeholders
  • Build coalitions to help advance and support Facebook's policy agenda
  • Assist in the development and management of Facebook's policies on particular issues or product areas
  • Work with cross functional teams across product, legal, marketing and communications across the company to ensure that Facebook products and programs are advancing external understanding around key policy issues
  • Respond to questions and consultations from external stakeholders on relevant policy issues
  • 10+ years of experience in related areas of public policy such as legislation and/or government relations and advocacy
  • Keen understanding of political systems and relevant policy and civil society institutions as well local understanding of the context in Japan
  • Excellent judgment, communication and persuasive skills
  • Ability to drive and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • Ability to think, plan and execute resourcefully and creatively in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in Japanese and English language in both conversation and writing
  • Interest in emerging technologies and passion for Facebook
  • Experience in policy work for a multinational corporation or government preferred
  • Advanced degree in public policy, a related field or law degree preferred

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