Japanese billionaire Maezawa looking for ‘a life partner’ to fly with him to the moon, as he looks to becoming the first civilian to embark on a journey to the moon.
According to the report by CNN, Yusaku Maezawa who recently split with his girlfriend, is eyeing the space voyage to the moon with someone special, as he put out a post detailing the kind of lady he wants for this special experience.
He reportedly launched an online appeal for a female “life partner” to accompany him on SpaceX’s maiden tourist voyage a slingshot trip around the moon tentatively scheduled for 2023.
“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,” 44-year-old Yusaku Maezawa wrote Thursday in an online appeal.
“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.”
Maezawa, who founded Japan’s popular online shopping site Zozotown, is worth an estimated $2 billion, according to Forbes.
A rare, eccentric figure among Japan’s usually conservative entrepreneurs, he made global headlines in 2018, when Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed that he had chartered a flight aboard the company’s Big Falcon Rocket.
The Big Falcon Rocket, which was subsequently renamed Starship, has a launch target of this year, according to the SpaceX website.
Widely known as a high-rolling art collector, Maezawa announced in 2018 that he planned to take six to eight artists with him on the moon voyage and inspire them to create new art — a project he called “Dear Moon.”
“What I want to do is show the people of Earth just how beautiful our planet is by taking artists up there, so that they can convey that beauty to the world,” he previously told CNN.
Writing on his website, Maezawa said he thought the lunar trip was a good chance to “seriously face up the idea of ‘continuing to love one woman’ which I’d only really had a hazy image about.”
According to the conditions listed on the website, applicants must be single women aged 20 or over, with a “bright personality” and always positive, have an interest in going to space — and “wish for world peace.”
The deadline for applications is January 17, with the final decision scheduled to be made by Maezawa at the end of March.
Applicants are asked to provide their height, job, hobbies, “special skill” and “selling points,” their impression of Maezawa, and a photo of themselves.
The matchmaking search will be filmed for a new documentary, “Full Moon Lovers,” which will be shown on streaming service AbemaTV, the CNN report added.
In 2018, Maezawa released this statement answering questions bothering on his #moonproject as he was being questioned why he was spending millions just for a trip to the moon.
The Japanese Billionaire Maezawa Looking searching for ‘life partner’ to fly with him to the Moon had released this statement saying:
“A question I hear often: “Shouldn’t you spend your money helping disaster relief or donating to those in need instead of going to the moon?”
I have always been involved in helping developing nations, and assisting disaster stricken areas around the world. After the tsunami and earthquake in Fukushima, my company and I engaged in relief efforts donating supplies and funds. I’ve been helping children in developing countries with World Vision for almost 20 years. I don’t publicize this, but I feel the need to do so now since people say I’ve done nothing. Whether that makes me look good or not doesn’t matter – I simply want to share facts.
I feel guilt that professional NPOs and volunteers do all the hard work on the ground. When you think about the actual work on-site, it makes logical sense for trained professionals to do this. But, I feel inadequate when I send funds and receive a thank you letter. So, what can I do?
I arrived at a conclusion after the 9/11 attacks in NYC. I was 25 and decided to set our corporate mission to “Bring Peace to the World” and our philosophy to “Make the World a Better Place, Bring Smiles to the World”. I shared this with our employees and posted it on our website, with the picture of Earth. I wanted everyone to understand what I plan to achieve with my company.
It’s been 17 years, and my core beliefs have not wavered. I want to contribute to society by doing things I’m best at, my part as small as that may be, in realizing a more peaceful world. As an entrepreneur, I can do this through my business. I want to make human connection and make lives more fulfilling. Hiring people, paying proper taxes on profits, giving back, helping the next generation of entrepreneurs dream big — these are things that I can do.
I am paying my own money to go to the moon. This and my purchase of the Basquiat stem from my personal belief: “Share joy with all through things I like.” I will invite artists to the moon, as I will loan my Basquiat to many museums across the world. It’s like when you open a bottle of wine to share with friends, you can all have a great time. I want to see everyone smile,” he said.