John Park on North Korea After Kim Jong-il
Interviews with: John Park, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program research fellow
Topic: Kim Jong-il and North Korea
From an interview Park did on Anderson Cooper’s CNN program AC360:
“COOPER: John, why did the line of succession go to Kim Jong-Il’s youngest son?
JOHN PARK, RESEARCH FELLOW, HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Well, the speculation, Anderson, is that if you look at the eldest son, Kim Jung-Nam there was an episode he tried to sneak into Japan to go to Tokyo Disneyland. That’s credited as the main reason why he perhaps is not fit for succession.”