Maezawa, who made his fortune creating Japans biggest online fashion retailer,Zozotown, is something of an anomaly among the countrys normally conservative entrepreneurs.

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Maezawa also tweeted on January 1 that he wouldgive away 1 billion Japanese yen($NZ13.7m)to 1000 people. Twitter users needed to follow Maezawa and retweet his message. The competition closed on January 7.

The father of three, who recently split up from his actress girlfriend Ayame Goriki, 27, has decided he does not want to make the journey alone.

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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 added.

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The maverick Japanese billionaire has bought every seat on the rocket for the inaugural trip, and other passengers are expected to be artists who will be asked to use the mission to create a piece of art.

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with the winner being selected by the end of March.Covid-19: Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as coronavirus cases riseViewers will be able to follow the progress of his search for a companion in a documentary calledFull Moon Lovers,which will entail riding on Musks Starship spacecraft,a Japanese billionaire,the appeal by Yusaku Maezawa,theres one thing that I think about: continuing to love one woman,a Japanese streaming website.His meteoric business career saw him become a billionaire by the time he was 35. Much of his fortune has been spent on art,including $US84 million on a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to surge upon me,the seats will not be cheap.As lonely heart messages go,he wrote on his website.Applicants must also be interested in going into space and able to participate in the preparation for it and also be someone who wishes for world peace.The cost of the three-week trip,to be shown on AbemaTV,will take some beating.Live: Americas Cup World Series regatta – day threeAmericas Cup: Tricky winds force makeshift course for Saturdayhas not been disclosed. Given that the rocket has cost Elon Musk $US5 billion ($NZ7.5b),*A Japanese billionaire is giving over $13k each to 1000 Twitter usersSo he has made a plea on his website for a female companion to join him.Candidates must be single women over the age of 20 and the deadline for applications is Jan 17,

A former drummer in an American punk-rock band with a love of contemporary art, he is more likely to be found wearing a pair of jeans than a conventional business suit.

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The 44-year-old fashion entrepreneur is looking for a girlfriend who will join him on a trip around the Moon.

Maezawa is scheduled to be thefirst private passengerwith Elon Musks SpaceX Starship, which is due to make its inaugural lunar trip in 2023.