Lots of new missile launch footage from the past few years, of tests that were only covered in still photos in state media at the time
Sister and brother Kims watch a parachuter
Looks like the conductor is wearing a t-shirt with Kim Jong Un's face on it? Uh
LOL yonhap says conductor's Kim Jong Un t-shirt works against their attempt to look like normal state + it's dangerous because it could get dirty? Everyone wears Kim pins, and this is likely State Affairs Commission band, already personally tied to him

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11 Oct
Wow. Hwasong-16 on stage behind Kim Jong Un at Defense 2021 meeting, more from @nknewsorg soon
@nknewsorg It's got everything. Hwasong-16, 15, 14, and that new "hypersonic missile"?

A portrait of Kim Jong Un sitting in military uniform with Pak Jong Chon at his shoulder too
Hwasong-12 not 14 at the right, apologies
Read 11 tweets
10 Oct
I haven't seen such a long yet generic Kim Jong Un speech in years I don't think. Focused on ideology, it's just reminders of things from his speeches since the January Congress. People will nonetheless be busy studying it now, and it seems he thinks they need the reminders
Context: He gave a speech at a "lecture" on Sunday Oct. 10, the 76th party foundation anniversary

Unimportant notes:
-He's exclusively worn a suit and tie (not a Mao suit) in his last 6 formal appearances, since a Sept. 2 politburo meeting
-Stage seating arrangement is awkward
Not sure why, but everyone was apparently instructed not to take any notes and to just listen intently to Kim Jong Un during this speech. Typically, we see everyone taking notes throughout his speeches
Read 7 tweets
7 Jul
Should have confirmation on North Korea's recent leadership shakeup shortly, state media has reported that Kim Jong Un visited the Kumsusan mausoleum on the death anniversary of Kim Il Sung (July 8), but is being abnormally slow with releasing images. Stay tuned to @nknewsorg
@nknewsorg Oh wow, it appears the replacement for Ri Pyong Chol has not been made yet, or that he was edited out... Image
@nknewsorg In any case, Ri Pyong Chol and Pak Jong Chon remain in the top leadership group despite their respective apparent demotions last week. They're both in the image at Kumsusan with Kim.
Read 10 tweets
7 Jul
Previously unreleased footage of a North Korean missile test released in a new film July 3 on KCTV (of the observation bunker, not test itself)

Most likely one of the failed Hwasong-12 tests at Sinpho in April 2017. How I came to this conclusion below:
First of all, no previously publicized test footage/pics match this particular bunker/scene/attire.

Narrator says it's right after the March 18, 2017 rocket engine test.

Big clue is a missile trajectory map on Kim Jong Un's desk, looked like Wonsan at first but likely Sinpho Image
Here's this map compared to Aug 24 2016 Pukguksong-1 test off Sinpho (top) and May 29 2017 missile test from Wonsan (below). Distortion/angle plays a part, but it's other evidence which also helps pinpoint Sinpho Image
Read 10 tweets
5 Jun
ALERT: Poor journalism from @Telegraph
Cites Korean Development Institute report, wrong pub date, no title/link, doesn't clarify it's just a paper written by one man, economist Kwon Tae-jin from GS&J, and further mistranslates/misinterprets data (p76)
@Telegraph completely butchered the Korean and simply made things up. Compare the full passage above, but actual article has Kwon saying WFP Global Report on Food Crises says NK is in "crisis" and countries in crisis GENERALLY see people spending most their assets on food. ImageImage
@Telegraph says somehow NK was found to have only produced 4mil tons of grain "last year", but this economist in the KDI report said that was for 2018, and was just over not "under" 4mil, so Telegraph can't even read graphs ImageImage
Read 6 tweets
21 Jan
Revisiting North Korean university participation in the Oct. 10 military parade (didn't march in the Jan. 14 parade).

Couple points on Kim Jong Il-named schools and Kim Jong Un-named school

First, some confusion about one KJI uni (1/7)
Did they just rename the Kim Jong Il Politics-Military Uni 김정일정치군사대학 to Kim Jong Il Mil-Pol Uni 김정일군정대학?

@The_Daily_NK reported it's a new school hastily set up sharing campus with Kim Il Sung Military Uni in Pyongyang's Mangyongdae (2/7) dailynk.com/english/what-i…
There's ongoing construction at KISMU recently but can't see this reported new front gate for KJI uni which DNK said built Jun-Jul '20

With the name so similar, would have assumed it was the KJI Politics-Military Uni up in Pyongyang's Kumsong area (3/7) dailynk.com/%EA%B9%80%EC%9…
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