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YUSAKU MAEZAWA

Zozo CEO Yusaku Maezawa
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2024
Billionaire Maezawa leaves hospital after racing crash
A brake malfunction caused him to crash, Yusaku Maezawa posted on X.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2024
Japanese billionaire Maezawa cancels moon flyby mission
The team had originally aimed to make the circumlunar flight with celebrities on board by the end of last year.
Entrepreneurs Yusaku Maezawa (second from right) and Takafumi Horie (third from right) attend a study session on fake social media ads and investment scams at the Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo on April 10.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2024
Japanese billionaire sues Meta over investment scams using his image
Yusaku Maezawa is suing Meta for its negligence in regulating the use of his name and image in investment scams on its social media platforms.
Four scam victims in Japan have sued Meta over fake online investment ads posted on Facebook that use images of celebrities.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 25, 2024
Meta sued in Japan over celebrity investment scams
Social media online hoaxes in Japan led to ¥27.8 billion in losses last year, according to the National Police Agency.
Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa attends a news conference after returning to Japan following a 12-day journey into space, in Tokyo, in January 2022.
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2023
Yusaku Maezawa's lunar orbital trip postponed indefinitely
His craft's development is still incomplete, after the rocket blew up immediately after blasting off in an unmanned test-launch in April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2022
Yusaku Maezawa picks K-pop star TOP and DJ Steve Aoki to join SpaceX moon trip
Maezawa bought every seat on the maiden lunar voyage by SpaceX, which has been in the works since 2018 and would follow his trip on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 15, 2022
Japanese fashion magnate buys 'affectionate' robot venture
Yusaku Maezawa says he was drawn by Groove X's ability to 'make people feel happy' with its companion device.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2022
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to explore Mariana Trench
The online retail magnate also spoke of plans to orbit the Moon with U.S. firm SpaceX in 2023 u2013 the first such trip organized by a private company.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2022
Going to space makes you 'obsessed with Earth,' billionaire Yusaku Maezawa says
The 46-year-old fashion magnate and art collector in December became the first space tourist on the International Space Station in over a decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 14, 2020
Moon-bound billionaire Maezawa bets on Japan apparel brands
The former Zozotown boss has put his money behind United Arrows and Adastria.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 28, 2020
Company owned by Zozotown founder Yusaku Maezawa failed to report ¥500 million in income
The company amended its tax report to the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau but did not pay additional levies as the undeclared income was offset by losses.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 30, 2020
Japanese billionaire Maezawa pulls out of dating show that promised the moon
Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has pulled out of a documentary on his search for a girlfriend to travel with him on a voyage around the moon aboard Elon Musk's SpaceX, citing "mixed feelings" about the project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 13, 2020
Former Zozo fashion retailer Yusaku Maezawa seeks girlfriend for 2023 SpaceX voyage
Call it "The Bachelor: Lunar Edition."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2019
Yahoo Japan clinches deal for majority stake in Zozo
The company offered u00a52,620 per share, a 21 percent premium on Zozo's closing price, sending its shares soaring Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 5, 2019
Zozo founder Yusaku Maezawa says he is selling valuable paintings and jokes that he never has any money
Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa said he plans to auction off artworks worth millions of dollars because he has no money.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 12, 2019
Maezawa's offer of prize money for retweets sets Twitter abuzz
Yusaku Maezawa has accomplished an awful lot in his life. He has founded a number of successful companies, including online fashion retailer Zozotown. He’s worth billions of dollars. He’s secured a trip to space to address one of humanity’s biggest problems — a lack of art inspired by being...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2019
¥1 million to 100 people? Zozo chief Maezawa to dole out total of ¥100 million in cash for retweets
In the latest headline-grabbing move by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and CEO of major online fashion mall operator Zozo Inc. has announced a plan to dole out ¥1 million to 100 individuals to mark a successful New Year's sale.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 1, 2019
Top business news of 2018
The Japan Times newsroom selected the following business news stories as the most important of 2018.
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MORE SPORTS
Nov 20, 2018
Zozo set to host PGA Tour event in Japan
Japan will host its first-ever PGA Tour event starting next year with one of the fastest growing online business companies in the nation as the tourney's title sponsor, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2018
Having collected 'enough' data, online retailer Zozo ditches namesake body-measuring suit
Online clothing retailer Zozo Inc. is scrapping its body-measuring Zozosuit, saying that it now has enough data to produce custom-size clothes for customers without creating 3D models.

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