Campaign slogan: "He will reap however many skulls he needs for education reform."
Recently elected city councilman Skull Reaper A-ji of the southern Japanese city of Oita has been banned from council meetings after refusing to remove his lucha libre-style wrestling mask. Ever. The other councilmen claim hats are prohibited during meetings, but we're guessing they're just freaked out that their constituents think this guy is just as qualified as they are. Skull Reaper A-ji said he won't take off his mask because people find him more approachable this way and because he feels like a completely different person without it. At least two other Japanese politicians who wear wrestling masks have also been elected in recent years. Meanwhile, in America we got stressed out about electing a Mormon.