Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager (Japanese, English)

19 Sep, 2019


Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager (Japanese, English)

Tokyo, Japan

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience working in national politics, government, think tanks, non-profit, or corporate public policy.
  • Ability to speak and write Japanese fluently and idiomatically as well as a business level proficiency in English.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in government, politics, public advocacy or demonstrated success in the private sector’s government affairs field.
  • Experience in Policy and knowledge of the technology sector or challenges impacting the internet (e.g., intellectual property, free expression, etc.).
  • Experience working in fast-paced environments.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and work with people from a broad range of backgrounds and experience, including leading campaigns and mentoring more team members.
  • Ability to write and translate complex issues into a language suitable for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent judgment and communication and presentation skills.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Develop and lead public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and the web.
  • Engage directly with politicians and policy-makers.
  • Build a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused online environment as well as an open internet.

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Job posted: 2019-09-19