North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Attends Party Central Committee’s 2nd Banquet for Rocket Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a second banquet for 12 December 2012 rocket launch personnel hosted by the Korean Workers’ … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Participates in Photo Op with U’nha-3 Rocket Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) participated in a commemorative photo session with scientists, technicians and other personnel who contributed to the … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Pyongyang Maternity Hospital

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.  Choe toured patient rooms and the hospital’s service and specialist departments … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

National Meeting Marks 1 Year Anniversary of KJU as KPA Supreme Commander

DPRK state media reported on 29 December (Saturday) that a national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture to mark the one year anniversary since Kim Jong … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Inspects Construction Work at War Museum Renovation

DPRK state media reported on 28 December (Friday) that Gen. Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department, inspected ongoing construction work at the Victorious … Continue reading

12/29/2012 · 1 Comment

SPA President Visits Rocket Launch Personnel Accommodation

DPRK state media reported on 28 December (Friday) that Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President Kim Yong Nam visited the hotel where scientists, technicians and other personnel who participated in the 12 … Continue reading

12/29/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK State Media Confirms Defense Minister Appointment

The DPRK’s English-language state media has confirmed that Gen. Kim Kyok Sik (Kim Kyo’k-sik) was appointed Minister of the People’s Armed Forces.  Gen. Kim was presumed to have been appointed … Continue reading

12/28/2012 · Leave a comment

The Harder The Crash, The Harder They Fall

Yonhap reported on 28 December (Friday) that two Korean Committee for Space Technology [KCST] senior officials involved in the 13 April 2012 launch of the U’nha-3 rocket may have been removed … Continue reading

12/28/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits PY Accommodation of Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 27 December (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the guest house where scientists, technicians and other personnel who participated in the 12 … Continue reading

12/27/2012 · Leave a comment
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