Former Wrestler Antonio Inoki Relaunches Political Career

Former Pro Wrestling Star and Japanese Lawmaker Antonio Inoki at FCCJ
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Tokyo, Japan – Antonio Inoki, a former professional wrestling star and lawmaker flies his scarf at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, August 5, 2013. The pro wrestling legend has returned to his seat on the Japanese parliament as a candidate of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) after 18 years. Antonio Inoki is famous for founding the New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his controversial fight with Muhammad Ali in 1976. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Former Pro Wrestling Star and Japanese Lawmaker Antonio Inoki at FCCJ
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Tokyo, Japan – Antonio Inoki, a former professional wrestling star and lawmaker speaks about his recent trip to North Korea and his return to Japanese political life at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, August 5, 2013. The pro wrestling legend has returned to his seat on the Japanese parliament as a candidate of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) after 18 years. Antonio Inoki is famous for founding the New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his controversial fight with Muhammad Ali in 1976. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)