>> This passport may say Josef Pwag on it, but it belongs to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, when he would have been 12 to 14 years old. Reuters exclusively reporting that he and his late father, Kim Jong-il, used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas so they could visit Western countries in the 1990s.
That's according to five senior western European security sources who say facial recognition technology confirmed that these never before published photographs were of Kim Jong-un and his father. Both ten year passports carry a stamp saying Embassy of Brazil in Prague, issued February 1996. And the security sources say they may have been used to travel to Brazil, Hong Kong, and Japan.
In 2011, a Japanese newspaper reported that Kim Jong-un visited Tokyo as a child, using a Brazilian passport in 1991, before the issue date on this passport. North Korea has made repeated threats to attack Japan with nuclear weapons for more than a decade and conducted dozens of missile launches last year, most of which fell in the Sea of Japan.
Tokyo held its first missile evacuation drill last month, in the event of a North Korean missile strike. One security source telling Reuters the passports show not only a desire for travel, but could also point to the ruling family's attempts to build a possible escape route. Both passports list their birthplaces as Sao Paolo, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said it's investigating.