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In Photos: Remembering Antonio Inoki -- From wrestling star to national lawmaker in Japan

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Antonio Inoki, right, shows off his handwritten message alongside Shintaro Ishihara during a press conference at the Diet building in Tokyo on June 5, 2013. Inoki announced his candidacy for the House of Councillors election, backed by Nippon Ishin (the Japan Innovation Party), then co-headed by Ishihara and Toru Hashimoto. (Mainichi/Taro Fujii)

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