The billionaire has a short, but quite specific list of attributes he’s looking for in a space partner. The candidates will go through a three-month process before he decides on the winner.
Maezawa says he’s looking for women over the age of 20 with “bright” personalities. They’d also have to be willing to go through the three-month process before he makes up his mind.
The page also contains an open letter from Maezawa explaining his reasoning for looking for love on reality TV.
Maezawa reflects on his rise to fame and fortune, and says that now he has resigned as CEO of fashion retail giant Zozo, he’s looking to change his way of life.
“I’m sure I’ve been able to acquire my share of money, social status, and fame along the way. But now I’m restarting my life. I’m 44 now. 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 writes.
Maezawa says that when Abema TV initially approached him for the program he was initially struck by feelings of “embarrassment and pride,” and his first instinct was to reject the idea, but he came around.
Finally comes a section called “free entry fields,” which appears to be a space where applicants can write anything else they feel is important to tell the program makers, followed by a disclaimer.
The disclaimer seems to outline requirements from Abema, the streaming service which will air the program. Among other things, the agreement states that applicants can’t be gangsters.
When we applied, there was no confirmation that our application had been submitted, nor was there a confirmation emails.
Applicants apparently have to wait and see if they’re in with a chance.