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前澤友作コレクションですが、これで終わりか? Is this the end of the 'MAEZAWA Yusaku Collection'?

MAEZAWA Yusaku ZOZO company stock price 2019/2/8

Before gossip will take over the topics about world wide famous Japanese collector MAEZAWA Yusaku 前澤友作, I just want to post today’s stock price of his company ZOZO Inc. on ART+CULTURE. For the record, so to say.
In the actual Japanese magazine PEN, with the main topic ”The Value of Art” I was missing his name and his collection, as other Japanese collectors had been introduced.

PEN Magazine
PEN Magazine 2019/2/25

「お金」から読み解く新しいアート特集、Pen 2月15日号「いまこそ知りたい!アートの値段。」が好評発売中です

Yesterday Maezawa announced that he will stop using/operating TWITTER for the time being.
Let’s hope, he can manage to get his company back on track again.

前澤友作 Twitter 2019-2-7
前澤友作 on Twitter 2019/2/7

Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 @yousuck2020

Japanese Billionaire’s E-Commerce Site Hits Turbulence
Yusaku Maezawa bought the first ticket to fly to the moon with Elon Musk’s SpaceX but on Earth his company is no longer soaring
WALL STREET JOURNAL, By Megumi Fujisawa, Feb.2, 2019
TOKYO—The Japanese billionaire who bought the first ticket to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s SpaceX vehicle is losing momentum back on Earth.
The business of selling fashion brands online may not be rocket science, but it is getting trickier for Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa after years of rapid growth for his site, with big brands backing away and competition from the likes of Inc. rising.
full article at:

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ARTnews の「トップ200コレクターズ」」2018

MAEZAWA Yusaku as gossip topic in Japanese magazine SHUKAN SHINCHO 2019-1-24
MAEZAWA Yusaku as gossip topic in Japanese magazine SHUKAN SHINCHO 2019/1/24
前澤友作 朝日新聞、平成31年1月10日
前澤友作 @ 朝日新聞、平成31年1月10日

『藤田孝典』 2019/01/09

とうとう始まった前澤バッシング。ばらまくなら低賃金労働者の最低賃金あげよ! マルクスまで引用! 至極まっとうなご意見。最低賃金派遣&バイト労働者搾取で成り上がった男ですね。

Let’s discuss Yusaku Maezawa’s great Twitter giveaway

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.

Maezawa, who is scheduled to take a trip to the moon in 2023, wrote on Twitter late Saturday that he would give away a total of ¥100 million in cash out of his own pocket to 100 followers on the social media service who follow his account and retweet his post by the end of Monday.
“The Zozotown New Year’s sale was the fastest ever to reach sales of ¥10 billion,” he wrote, “So as a gesture of my appreciation, I will personally be giving a present of ¥1 million in cash to 100 people for a grand total of ¥100 million.”
The tweet quickly went viral, garnering more than 2.5 million retweets as of late Sunday after smashing the previous Japan retweet record earlier in the day. It also prompted an incredible upsurge in users following Maezawa’s Twitter account, which went from some 500,000 prior to Saturday’s post to some 2.94 million by late Sunday.
In another tweet Sunday, the Zozo chief thanked those who had already participated, saying he believed a “dream,” not cold, hard cash, was the motivating factor behind the attention surrounding his plan.
“I think that what everyone wants is a dream, not the money,” he wrote. “If you have ¥1 million, you want to use it for something like friends, family members, society and animals. This makes me want to cry because the use is aimed at things other than yourselves. Japan, you’re not half bad. You have many dreams. As for the retweets, I understand we hit a new Japan record. … Thank you.”
In mid-September, Maezawa captured global attention after announcing he would embark on an 800,000-km trip around the moon and back aboard the BFR spacecraft developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, along with several artists he plans to invite.
The billionaire, who would become the first private lunar traveler, said he hopes to contribute to world peace, a desire that was given greater urgency following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. Because of this, he said he was seeking “artists committed to making the world a better place.”

MAEZAWA Yusaku giving ¥100 million in cash to 100 followers 2019 Jan. 5th
MAEZAWA Yusaku giving ¥100 million in cash to 100 followers 2019 Jan. 5th

Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 @yousuck2020, Jan 5
ZOZOTOWN新春セールが史上最速で取扱高100億円を先ほど突破!!日頃の感謝を込め、僕個人から100名様に100万円【総額1億円のお年玉】を現金でプレゼントします。応募方法は、僕をフォローいただいた上、このツイートをRTするだけ。受付は1/7まで。当選者には僕から直接DMします! #月に行くならお年玉

Reaction by MAEZAWA Yusaku giving ¥100 million in cash to 100 followers 2019 Jan. 5th
Reaction by MAEZAWA Yusaku giving ¥100 million in cash to 100 followers 2019 Jan. 5th

Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 @yousuck2020, Jan 9

Twitter 2019-2-8