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Over 20,000 Women Compete to Become Japanese Billionaire's Girlfriend

Over 20,000 Women Compete to Become Japanese Billionaire's Girlfriend

Saturday, 18 January, 2020 - 06:00
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. Reuters file photo
Tokyo - Asharq Al-Awsat

Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said, ahead of its documentary on his search for a "life partner" to take on his moon voyage.


Maezawa, who will be the first private passenger on Elon Musk's SpaceX, has already generated huge social media buzz with a $9 million giveaway to his followers that secured his position as Japan's foremost Twitter celebrity.


According to Reuters, the show's application site now includes a "love diagnostic test" where potential entrants can test their compatibility with the entrepreneur.


Multiple-choice questions include "if you rode in a private jet where would you go?" with users presented with a photo of the billionaire varying from happy to sad depending on their score.


The program dubbed "Full Moon Lovers" is targeting younger viewers who are turning off TV.


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