Public Policy Manager, Japan

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Facebook is seeking a Public Policy Manager to help us manage policy issues in Japan and engage key stakeholders to demonstrate the value of our family of apps including Instagram. The successful candidate will exhibit expertise in digital policy issues and have passion and good knowledge of our platform, especially Facebook and Instagram services. Candidates should have strategic vision to forecast regulatory trends and use that analysis to shape strategy for Facebook and Instagram. The ideal candidate will be committed to data-driven innovation, skilled at working cross-functionally and accomplished at engaging policy constituents. This candidate will be a team player with a high degree of flexibility and willingness to work on a wide variety of policy and regulatory questions with superb written and oral communications skills.

This role is full-time and will be based in Tokyo, Japan and will report to the Head of Public Policy, Japan.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key external stakeholders including policymakers, industry associations and civil society
  • Identify policy opportunities and facilitate high-level meeting between Facebook's executives and key stakeholders including policymakers, industry associations and civil society to promote and advocate the company's objectives
  • Analyze legislative and regulatory proposals and trends on privacy, data and related technology issues
  • Conceive and implement Facebook and Instagram’s strategy, working closely with the Head of Public Policy, Instagram (APAC) and cross-functional teams including policy, communications, legal, sales, partnerships and marketing
  • Collaborate with key constituents to form partnerships and organize external policy activities including campaigns, seminars, conferences and exhibitions
  • Develop innovative campaigns and solutions for a variety of policy, legislative and regulatory proposals that interest the company


  • 10+ years of work experience in policy, public affairs or relevant fields
  • Successful track record managing policymakers, industry groups, civil society and other stakeholders
  • Keen understanding of Japanese politics, regulatory environment and influencers
  • Direct knowledge of government agency and ministry structure and functions
  • Experience presenting complex issues and opportunities to high-level officials and third party partners
  • Strong and current insight into competition, privacy, contents, gaming and tax related issues and trends
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in English language in both conversation and writing
  • Fluency in Japanese, both written and verbal required
  • BA/BS in law, political science, public policy, economics or related field

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Public Policy Manager, Japan
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