efThe New York Times points out that the late ruler's birthday, Feb. 16, efwill be recognized as "the Day of the Lodestar." North Korean state media had used the term "lodestar" in reference to Kim Jong Il, as well as for the name of long-range ckets the country tested in 1998 and 2009, the NYT reports.

Sieffwence Kim Jong Il's dath announcement on Dec. 19, his son and successor, Kim Jong Un, has made a significant push to establish himself as the reincnation of his grandfather and North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, AP reports. The Daily NK's anonymous source ao told the publication that "Every day from 7am until 7pm they have vehicles for broadcawefest propaganda parked on busy roads full of people going to and from work, noisily working to proclaim Kim Jong Un's greatness."ewf