Billionaire Seeks Nice Girl for Long Walks, Trip Around Moon

Maezawa is on the prowl for a girlfriend to take on first private space tourism flight in 2023
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2020 8:53 AM CST
Zozo founder Yusaku Maezawa attends a news conference Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – When last we saw Yusaku Maezawa, he was giving away $9 million in a "serious social experiment," and making record-setting tweets. Now, he's just a simple Japanese billionaire looking for a love that he wants to take literally out of this world. As Reuters reports, the man selected as the first private passenger on a SpaceX flight is looking for a little female companionship for the 2023 adventure. "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," he writes on a website set up to support his quest. Applicants must be female and over age 20; applications are due by Friday and Maezawa will make his choice by the end of March. Just don't expect a private journey around the moon: A documentary about the experience, called Full Moon Lovers, is set to stream on AbemaTV. (Read more Yusaku Maezawa stories.)

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