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Japanese billionaire is looking for a girlfriend to fly around the moon with him

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Yusaku Maezawa is seeking single females aged over 20 for the show, which will be shown on streaming service AbemaTV.

Tokyo – Japanese billionaire Yusaku

Maezawa’s search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around

the moon will be the subject of a new documentary programme, in

the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur.

44-year-old Maezawa, who sold his online fashion retailer

Zozo Inc to SoftBank Group Corp, is seeking

single females aged over 20 for the show, which will be shown on

streaming service AbemaTV.

“As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to

surge upon me, there’s one thing that I think about: continuing

to love one woman,” wrote Maezawa on a website for applicants.

“I want to find a ‘life partner’. With that future partner

of mine, I want to shout our love and world peace from outer

space,” continued Maezawa, who is due to fly around the moon in

2023 as the first private passenger with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Maezawa, who recently split up from actress girlfriend Ayame

Goriki, 27, has said he plans to take artists on the flight to

inspire works based on the experience, in a project he dubbed

Dear Moon.

The documentary, titled “Full Moon Lovers”, will stream on

AbemaTV, which is backed by online ad agency CyberAgent

and broadcaster TV Asahi and targets a younger audience

that is turning away from traditional TV.

Applicants must “be interested in going into space and able

to participate in the preparation for it” and “be someone who

wishes for world peace”, the website states.

Applications close on January 17 and Maezawa will select his

partner by the end of March.

The documentary is the latest high-profile move by the

billionaire, who is also giving away $9 million to his Twitter

followers to try and spark debate in Japan about the merits of

the idea of basic income. 

Reuters