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Public Policy Lead, YouTube (English, Japanese)



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience in public policy within a government, industry, or civil society organization.
  • Ability to speak and write in English and Japanese fluently.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with the Google and YouTube products in Japan and/or the tech industry.
  • Experience with shaping policy on issues relevant to YouTube’s business operations.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting YouTube’s business operations and interests in the Japanese and broader APAC political context.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, with a strong track record of executing cross-functional projects.
  • Excellent team player, with the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and stressful environment.
  • Excellent personal, political, problem solving, and communication skills with high attention to detail.

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 excellence 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.

As a Public Policy Lead, you will lead external communication on YouTube’s matters with policymakers and key opinion formers in Japan, develop and drive strategies relating to YouTube’s issues and interests across the Japanese political context.

In this role, you will be knowledgeable about the policy environment affecting YouTube’s business operations in Japan, share that knowledge with cross-functional stakeholders (e.g., YouTube Trust and Safety, Legal, Public Relations (PR), Marketing), and develop and implement public policy strategies. You will keep the YouTube policy team updated on emerging risks and help develop strategies for how to address them. You will report to the APAC Director at YouTube, and will work closely with the Google Government Affairs and Public Policy team both in Japan and throughout the Asia Pacific region.


  • Lead external engagement with Japanese policymakers on challenges and issues that are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business and technology intersect.
  • Support the Asia Pacific (APAC) Public Policy Director for YouTube by developing public policy campaigns.
  • Monitor and assess the impact of issues affecting YouTube’s business operations and interests in Japan’s political context.
  • Work with the Japan Government Affairs and Public Policy team, YouTube PR, and Marketing teams to implement YouTube campaigns and activities to inform policymakers.

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