Japanese Minister attributes Kim Jong-un’s recent actions with his health

Japanese Minister attributes Kim Jong-un’s recent actions with his health

In a briefing at the Japanese Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo, the defence minister, Taro Kono, spoke out on the “strange” actions of the North Korean leader.

As he pointed out the rise of COVID-19 cases in the North Korea, the minister suggested that Japan has “some suspicion about his health”, making reference to Kim Jong-un.

He also used the poor economic conditions of the nations and their lack of productivity this year as possible factors that could be biproducts of the potential deterioration of health of the ruler.

Kono avoided addressing the question directly and instead chose to redirect the focus of the question on to the spread of the virus in North Korea.

Sophie Velloso

Sophie Velloso is studying International Relations at Richmond the American International University in London. She is focusing her studies in the areas of transnational public affairs. She has an interest in geopolitics, international security, and sustainable development.
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