Japanese newspapers are reporting that diplomats in North Korea have been ordered to be on standby for some sort of major announcement and that there are plans to temporarily ban foreigners from entering the country.
Something's up, just what isn't clear. Speculation ranges from an announcement of Kim's death to proclamation of a coup d'etat. So far nobody knows nothin'.
Kim hasn't been seen in public since August. The government recently released a video showing Kim inspecting some facility but the trees in the background were in full leaf which Gwynne Dyer notes means the video wasn't taken anytime recently.