Kim Jong Un Health

Politics • Asian
North Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in video after 21-day absence
Kim Jong Un attending a fertilizer plant opening
Kim Jong Un attending a fertilizer plant opening Credit: Korean Central News Agency

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released video footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending a fertilizer plant opening in Pyongyang. Kim cut a ribbon at the event on Friday, ending three weeks of speculation about his wellbeing.

The video footage has not yet been independently verified.

Politics • Asian
Kim Jong Un allegedly in 'vegetative state'

The Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai reported Friday that Kim Jong Un is in a 'vegetative state' following his cardiovascular procedure on April 12.

According to Reuters, a Chinese medical team was sent to North Korea to aid in Kim Jong Un's treatment. Reuters stated that they were not able to "immediately determine what the trip by the Chinese team signaled in terms of Kim’s health". North Korean media has been quiet about Kim Jong Un's health so far.