Japanese billionaire looking for girlfriend to fly 'to the moon'

Applications will close on Friday.
Applications will close on Friday. Photo credit: Getty.

Eccentric Japanese billionaire Yusaku Muezawa is looking for a girlfriend to "go to the moon with him".

Maezawa, 44, plans to travel around the moon with a special someone in Elon Musk's SpaceX in 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," he wrote on the application website.

Single women over the age of 20 are eligible to apply. But they can't be camera shy as the billionaire's journey will be made into a matchmaking documentary called Full Moon Lovers.

The ideal applicant would have a "bright personality and always be positive", be "interested in going into space and able to participate in the preparation for it", want to "enjoy life to the fullest" and be "someone who wishes world peace". 

Maezawa aims to find a "life partner" from the process.

"With that future partner of mine, I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space," he wrote. 

Applications will close on Friday, and Maezawa will select his "life partner" at the end of March.

This is not the first competition run by the eccentric billionaire. 

In early January he promised to split over NZ$13 million between a group of lucky Twitter followers as part of a social experiment, while in August 2019, he made Twitter history, by having the most retweeted post of all time. 

This happened after he offered the equivalent of NZ$1,371,116 to split between 100 randomly selected Twitter followers. 

Maezawa is famous for founding Japan's largest online fashion mall Zozotown and has a net worth of NZ$2 billion, according to Forbes.