This time, as with previous trips, Inoki headed to the Korean peninsula with a message of peace, though he did not do so as an official envoy of the Japanese government. On September 6, pro wrestler-turned-Upper House lawmaker Antonio Inoki made his 33 rd trip to North Korea. Upper House lawmaker Antonio Inoki plans to make a six-day trip to North Korea from June 21 to meet officials there, sources familiar with the plan said Tuesday.