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North Korean leader makes another appearance 김정은, 아시안 게임 선수 격려…리설주 동행

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first military-related appearance since coming back into public view early last week. The North′s state-run media also showed Kim at another event... congratulating gold medalists from recent sporting events. Kim Min-ji reports. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is making regular public appearances,... following a prolonged absence that had the world wondering about what was going on in the North. The North′s media reported Sunday that Kim inspected drills by fighter pilots,... in what marks his first military-related appearance since returning to the public eye on October 14th. The young leader guided a takeoff and landing drill by the fighter pilots from the Korean People′s Army. It was not indicated when the event took place,... but Kim was shown carrying a cane, just like in images of him released last week. Kim was said to have praised the pilots for their outstanding aviation skills,... and called for intense training to prepare for modern warfare. In a separate report,... the North′s media said that the young leader met with gold medalists and their coaches from recent sporting events,... including the Incheon Asian Games. Kim was seen shaking hands with the athletes,... and hosted a banquet for them. The leader was accompanied by his wife, Ri Sol-ju,... and top officials, including Hwang Pyong-so, the North′s number two. Kim′s recent appearances come after an absence of some 40 days, during which speculation mounted about his possible health problems and even a coup. "Through the resumption of Kim Jong-un′s activities in the economic, military and social sectors,... it seems that North Korea is trying to show that Kim′s leadership has been normalized." Last week, Kim gave field guidance at a residential complex for scientists... and inspected a new apartment complex for educators. Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.