2013 Antonio Inoki JRP
18 images Created 20 Jul 2013
Former professional wrestler, Antonio Inoki campaigning in Shinjuku for the right-wing Japan Restoration Party during the run up to the House of Councillors election on July 21st 2013. Inoki is a TV personality and famous wrestler and mixed martial art fighter. One of the founders of the JRP, Shintaro Ishihara, says that Inoki's presence in politics will bring back manliness to the profession. Inoki's much loved public persona is also expected to repair some of the damage caused to the Japan Restoration Party by the frequent faux pas of Ishihara and other co-founder Toru Hashimoto.