FILE Photograph: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief govt of on the net trend retailer Zozo, who has been selected as the to start with private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Overseas Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, Oct 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
January 12, 2020
By Sam Nussey
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s lookup for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage about the moon will be the topic of a new documentary plan, in the newest focus-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur.
44-year-previous Maezawa, who offered his on line trend retailer Zozo Inc to SoftBank Team Corp, is searching for single women aged in excess of 20 for the show, which will be demonstrated on streaming company AbemaTV.
“As emotions of loneliness and emptiness bit by bit start to surge on me, there is a single point that I consider about: continuing to adore a person female,” wrote Maezawa on a web site for candidates.
“I want to locate a ‘life partner’. With that foreseeable future associate of mine, I want to shout our appreciate and earth peace from outer room,” continued Maezawa, who is thanks to fly all around the moon in 2023 as the to start with personal passenger with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
Maezawa, who not too long ago split up from actress girlfriend Ayame Goriki, 27, has claimed he options to take artists on the flight to encourage operates dependent on the experience, in a undertaking he dubbed Expensive Moon.
The documentary, titled “Full Moon Lovers”, will stream on AbemaTV, which is backed by online advertisement company CyberAgent and broadcaster Television set Asahi and targets a younger viewers that is turning away from standard Television set.
Applicants need to “be interested in likely into house and equipped to take part in the preparing for it” and “be an individual who needs for entire world peace”, the web-site states.
Programs near on Jan. 17 and Maezawa will pick his associate by the conclude of March.
The documentary is the hottest significant-profile go by the billionaire, who is also giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers to attempt and spark debate in Japan about the deserves of the plan of standard income.
(Reporting by Sam Nussey Enhancing by Kirsten Donovan)