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Skull Reaper A-ji, Japanese politician banned for wearing wrestling mask to meetings

A local politician elected in the southern Japan city of Oita in February has been banned from council meetings for refusing to take off his full-face wrestling mask.

Skull Reaper A-ji won just 2,828 votes in the election, campaigning on a platform demanding educational reform and improved social welfare facilities, but that was sufficient for him to take a seat in the city council.

But even before he could attend his first meeting, other councillors suggested that it was inappropriate for a member of the assembly to wear a mask to conceal their identity.

But 44-year-old Skull Reaper A-ji resisted their requests that he remove his trademark item of clothing, a red-and-black leather mask similar to the “lucha libre” masks affected by wrestlers in Mexico.

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Shocking! — Japanese Wrestler Misawa Mitsuharu “The Tiger” Dies in the Ring

During a wrestling match on the 13th of June, Pro Wrestling legend “Superstar” Misawa, died tragically of a cervical cord injury. He was 46. It happened as a result of hitting the ground headfirst during a dangerous back suplex. Akitoshi Saito performed the deadly act during a Pro Wrestling NOAH match. Misawa Mitsuharu was considered one of the best wrestlers of the 1990s.


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