North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Schools, Department Store and Apartments in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 30 May (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected three school, the Pyongyang Children’s Department Store and apartment construction, all in the central district … Continue reading

05/31/2012 · 1 Comment

Nuclear Invocations Contained in Revised DPRK Constitution

During the 5th session (plenum) of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] on 13 April 2012 DPRK state media reported that “Ordinance of the SPA of the DPRK ‘On approving … Continue reading

05/31/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Construction of Health Complex

DPRK state media reported that VMar Choe Ryong Hae, director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department (bureau), visited the construction of a health complex and food shop … Continue reading

05/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Yong Rim Visits Chemical Factory

DPRK state media reported that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Sunchon Chemical Complex in South P’yo’ngan Province on 30 May (Wednesday).  Also known as the Sunchon Vinalon Complex, … Continue reading

05/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Central Zoo

DPRK state media reported on 27 May (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang Central Zoo.  He was accompanied by National Defense Commission Vice Chairman and KWP … Continue reading

05/27/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Yong Rim Visits South Hwanghae Province

DPRK state media reported that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited agricultural and food production facilities in South Hwanghae Province.  Choe’s public appearances occurred amid reports of a drought in … Continue reading

05/27/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Construction Sites and Amusement Park

DPRK state media reported on 25 May (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited three ongoing construction projects and an amusement park in Pyongyang.  Kim Jong Un’s last reported … Continue reading

05/26/2012 · Leave a comment

Captured Chinese Fishermen Return Home, Investigation Begins

On the morning of 21 May (Monday) three Chinese commercial fishing trawlers and their 29 crew members, captured and detained by DPRK forces on 8 May, arrived in their home … Continue reading

05/25/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit 1501 and Attends Photo Op

DPRK state media reported on 24 May (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army Unit #1501 and attended a photo-op with KPA Unit #6556.  Kim Jong … Continue reading

05/24/2012 · Leave a comment

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