North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Visits Pyongyang Airport and P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory

DPRK state media reported on 29 September that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim (Ch’oe Yo’ng-rim) visited the P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory and Terminal 2 at the Pyongyang Airport.  Choe’s … Continue reading

09/30/2012 · Leave a comment

The Other SPA No-show

Kim Kyong Hui was not the only member of the DPRK’s core leadership who appeared to be absent from the 12th SPA’s 6th session.  Based on DPRK state media coverage … Continue reading

09/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Meeting Held to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of KJI’s Training in Oun-dong

DPRK state media reported on 27 September (Thursday) that a seminar was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang that day to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kim … Continue reading

09/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Kyong Hui an SPA No-Show

Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i), sister of the late DPRK supreme leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and aunt of current supreme leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) did not … Continue reading

09/29/2012 · Leave a comment

6th Session of the 12th SPA Held

DPRK state media reported on 25 September (Tuesday) that the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] convened at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), along with … Continue reading

09/25/2012 · 1 Comment

Job Change for Tae Jong Su?

On 22 September 2012 DPRK state media reported on a series of commemorations of the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), mother of the the late … Continue reading

09/25/2012 · Leave a comment

Pregaming the 12th SPA’s 6th Session (revised)

Corrected to reflect the two inter-Korea special administrative regions in Kaeso’ng and Mt. Ku’mgang The 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will hold its sixth session on 25 September.  Ahead of … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Suk Death Anniversary Commemorated

DPRK state media reported on 22 September (Saturday) that floral baskets were delivered to the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery on  in Pyongyang in commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the death … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Vegetable Science and Pyongyang Floriculture Institutes

DPRK state media reported on 21 September (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang Floricultural Institute and the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute.  KJU’s last reported public appearance … Continue reading

09/22/2012 · 1 Comment

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