The voice on the tape recording is squeaky and excitable, the speaker using such a strong dialect that it is difficult even for native Korean speakers to understand. What comes across is that the man speaking in a rapid clip is anxious about his own shortcomings, and his country’s. The speaker,...
Bruce Klingner Security, Asia During Kim Jong Un’s four-year reign, Pyongyang has conducted more than twice as many missile tests as his father Kim Jong Il did in 18 years in office. During Wednesday’s bilateral ministerial meeting,Show More Summary
Not even North Korea’s late supreme leader was immune to Hollywood’s charms. (Pictured, Choi Eun Hee, left, and Shin Sang Ok.)
After dedicating a bridge to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s father in June, St Petersburg has now unveiled a memorial plaque to North Korean leader Kim Jong un’s father, local news site Fontanka reports. Kim Jong il, who ruled North Korea until his death in 2011, presided over an initial attempt to mend ties with Russia. Show More Summary
Anna Fifield of the Washington Post found Kim Jong Un’s aunt and uncle and profiled them at length. Ko Yong Suk was the sister of Ko Yong Hui, who was one of Kim Jong Il’s wives and the mother of Kim Jong Un, the third-generation leader of North Korea. Show More Summary
The seventh Workers' Party of North Korea congress has just ended, the first since 1980 when the nations' first leader, Kim Il Sung, announced that his son, Kim Jong Il, would succeed him, which he did in 1994. This congress was convened by his son, the 33-year old Kim Jong Un, who has used it to consolidate his power. Show More Summary
This worries the U.S., South Korea and Japan since Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il, was not as impulsive as his son is. Photo by Prachatai
I Miss My Dad My dad, Kim Jong-Il, creator of rainbows, was glorious man. Submitted by: Kim Jong-Un Regular Keywords: kim jong un kim jong il north korea Views: 33
SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by North Korea's supreme court was convicted for trying to steal a banner invoking former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, state media footage of the trial indicates.
Back in 2012, Sacha Baron Cohen showed up to the Oscars as his Dictator character and dumped an urn —which he claimed contained the ashes of Kim Jong Il—all over Ryan Seacrest. Not only did Seacrest refuse to interview Baron Cohen on the red carpet this year as a...
From the Pope in Mexcio to birthday celebrations for the late Kim Jong Il, here is this week's news in pictures
North Korea opens lavish exhibition to celebrate the 74th anniversary of late leader's Kim Jong Il's birth.
Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names...
Watching from afar, the dramatic political theater playing out in Pyongyang around Kim Jong Il's funeral reminded my own experiences inside the hermit kingdom. It took me nine years to secure a visa into North Korea. We were finally let in with the extraordinary cultural ambassadors: the musicians of the new York Philharmonic Orchestra in [...]
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - When North Korea's late "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il opened the Pothonggang Department Store in December 2010, he called on it to play "a big role" in improving living standards in the capital Pyongyang, official media said. Show More Summary
Beautifully done: BBC footage of the Queen’s birthday, but with sneering BBC commentary about Kim Jong Il’s birthday dubbed over it. The lovely irony. Hat tip to Philip Sterne, self-described longtime blog lurker. The post Kim Jong Elizabeth II appeared first on Chris Blattman.
In North Korea, there’s no escaping the Kim family. “Eternal President” Kim Il Sung continues to reign — according to North Korean lore — 21 years after his death. His son, “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il, died in 2011 but lies in state with his father in a huge mausoleum the size of Buckingham Palace […]
The image of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, was not featured at the new Pyongyang International Airport terminal, which Kim Jong Un dedicated to his father, Kim Jong Il.
Everyone knows the world's most megalomaniacal dictator. That would be Kim Jong Un of the North Korean hermit kingdom, also known as “The Precious Leader,” son of the “The Dear Leader,” Kim Jong Il. His grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is still...Show More Summary
He said: "It is hard to understand that the farm visited by Kim Jong Il did not arrange even the room for education in revolutionary history. The employees who failed to bear deep in their minds his leadership exploits could hardly perform...Show More Summary