North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Yong-chun’s nuclear invocation

Kim Yong-chun (VMar), NDC Vice Chairman and Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, said that the DPRK and KPA “are fully ready to start a sacred war based on the … Continue reading

12/24/2010

Building Fire at KIC

A fire was extinguished at a facility in the Kaesong Industrial Complex early Friday (24 December) morning.  Yonhap reports: A fire broke out early Friday morning at a South Korean-run … Continue reading

12/24/2010

KJI’s 4th Visit to Huichon Power Station Site

Kim Chong-il made his fourth visit of 2010 to the Huichon Power Station.  The visit seems to be part of a seasonal swing through Chagang Province.  On 21 December the … Continue reading

12/22/2010

Jong Un’s Mother’s Birthplace

The Japanese magazine AERA has published a photograph and feature on the birthplace and early childhood home of Kim Chong-un’s mother, Ko Yong-hui.  Madame Ko was born Ko Chun-haeng in … Continue reading

12/07/2010

KJI’s 148 Guidance Tours (so far) in 2010

According to the ROK Unification Ministry, Kim Chong-il has made 148 visits in 2010. 58 of those tours were to economic locales in the DPRK.  KCI has been reported by … Continue reading

12/07/2010

Choe Tae Bok Returns from PRC

Choe Tae-pok, SPA Chairman CC KWP Secretary and Political Bureau Member, returned to to the DPRK over the weekend, completing his five-day trip to China.  Choe departed the DPRK last … Continue reading

12/07/2010

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