Sakie Yokota, the mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea 42 years ago at the age of 13, appeals directly to Kim Jong-un to release her and all Japanese abductees. She also decries the lack of Japanese government action on the issue.
Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping is expected to visit Pyongyang at the invitation of Korean Workers' Party chairman Kim Jong-un to attend the celebration of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding.
2013 Korean crisis: The annual session of North Korea's Parliament, the Supreme People's Assembly, takes place in Pyongyang, following repeated threats of violence by the leader Kim Jong-Un against South Korea and the United States. Choi Bu-Il is appointed Minister of Internal Security.
North Korean media name Kim Jong-un – the son and successor of late leader Kim Jong-il – as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. [http:--www.straitstimes.com-The-Big-Story-The-Big-Story-1-Story-STIStory_748569.html ("Straits Times")]date=August 2019