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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Yo Jong bolsters military credentials leading charge on South

Kim Jong Un paves way to ensure trusted sister can carry on the dynasty

Kim Yo Jong has emerged as one of North Korea's most visible figures in recent weeks as the country resumes a more aggressive posture toward the South.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Just two years ago,  Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, won many hearts at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with her smile diplomacy.

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