December 06, 2021

Kim Jong Un keeps up reclusive streak as boats cruise around east coast mansion

The North Korean leader is on his eighth break of two or more weeks from public view this year

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made a habit of taking extended breaks from public view since the onset of the global pandemic in early 2020, and he is now on his eighth absence of two or more weeks this year alone. 

He last appeared looking around an exhibition of the country’s largest nuclear missiles and other weapons on Oct. 11. In the 16 days since, satellite images have shown renewed activity off the coast of his family palace in Wonsan.