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North Korea's 'first daughter': Everything we know about Kim Ju Ae

By Min Joo Kim

14 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Why is North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un prominently featuring his daughter in state propaganda? It may have a lot to do with Kim's desire to be seen as a protector. The Washington Post explains.

SEOUL - North Korea's "first daughter" suddenly seems to be everywhere. In November, she was out inspecting intercontinental ballistic missiles with her dad, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This month, she's appeared twice at celebrations for a major army anniversary.

The first daughter was further enshrined in the family personality cult Tuesday, when North Korea released eight postage stamps commemorating that November missile launch - five of them featuring the tweenager.

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