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Japan tycoon needs 'life partner' for moon visit



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People often say, "I love you to the moon and back" to tell someone special how strong their love is. A Japanese billionaire will go to the moon and back with his love. The only problem is that he doesn't yet have a love. Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is looking for a "special someone" to join him on a trip to the moon in 2023. Mr Maezawa made his billions from his fashion company Zozo Inc. He has paid to be the very first private passenger to fly to the moon. He will be the first customer of Elon Musk's space travel company SpaceX. He will be the universe's first space tourist. However, he does not want to go on his own. He said he wants to "visit such a special place with someone special".

Mr Maezawa has created a television documentary to look for a female friend to fly into space with. The documentary is called "Full Moon Lovers". On a website for the TV show, he wrote: "I'm 44 now. As feelings of loneliness and emptiness slowly begin to come to me, there's one thing that I think about - continuing to love one woman. I want to find a 'life partner'. With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and shout for world peace from outer space." Maezawa's ideal candidate is aged 20 or above, single, and must be "always positive". She must also be interested in going into space. He tweeted: "Wanted! Why not be the 'first woman' to travel to the moon?"

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