Antonio Inoki


Antonio Inoki is a Japanese professional wrestling promoter, politician, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

Inoki began his professional wrestling career, he later founded the Inoki Genome Federation. As a professional wrestler, he became one of the most respected wrestlers of Japan, bolstered by his mixed martial arts match.

While still an active wrestler Inoki entered Japanese politics as he was elected to the Japanese House of Councillors and as part of his first term with the House of Councillors. His first tenure in the House of Councillors ended in 1995, but he was reelected in 2013. His current portfolio in House of Councillors Committee are included Foreign Affairs and Defense Special Committee on Official Development Assistance and Related Matters.

He has visited Pakistan on occasions for promoting Pakistani-Japanese relations and peace through sportsmanship.