May 19, 2024
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Amid all-time appearance lows, Kim Jong Un absent for another three-week period

Data showed an unprecedentedly low number of Kim Jong Un appearances over the past three months

Kim Jong Un has been absent for yet another three-week period as of Monday, marking a strange missing streak in an all-time seasonal low for public appearances, according to an NK Pro analysis.

It's the third time Kim has been absent for 21 days or more since rumors about his health emerged in April, and the observation comes just days after Japan's defense minister reported that Tokyo had developed some "suspicion about his health" on Friday.

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