Antonio Inoki was the ambassador to NK?? He was a former wrestler, so that's like sending Hulk Hogan lol. I swear all politicians are going to be celebrities in the near future. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy called it.
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 83%. (I'm a bot)
Inoki's direct access to the upper echelons of North Korea makes him a rarity in Japan, which has no diplomatic relation with the reclusive nation.
Despite government rebukes, Inoki has repeatedly visited Pyongyang - this was his 32nd visit - in pursuit of dialogue with the nation as opposed to the policy of all-out pressure long pursued by Tokyo.
"One of the biggest purposes of my visit was to prevent severing a channel of communication with the North, because it's Japan who is currently shutting the door," Inoki said.
Being a former wrestler doesn't mean he can't be a good politician.
Or like Idiocracy by Mike Judge. Humans go from being smart, to one of least intelligent species on planet.