North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Events Held to Commemorate 24 December

DPRK state media reported on 23 and 24 December (Sunday and Monday) on various events held to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), … Continue reading

12/26/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU Visits Ku’msusan Memorial Palace

DPRK state media reported on 24 December (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace at midnight.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was his attendance at … Continue reading

12/24/2012 · Leave a comment

Documentary Released of U’nha-3 Rocket Launch

DPRK state media released a documentary film on 21 December (Thursday) depicting the production, preparations and 12 December 2012 launch of the U’nha-3 rocket and the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 (KMS-3.2) satellite.  The … Continue reading

12/23/2012 · Leave a comment

KCST Personnel Visited Defense Ministry Museum

DPRK state media reported on 22 December (Saturday) that Korean Committee for Space Technology [KCST] personnel who participated or contributed in the 12 December 2012 launch of the U’nha-3 rocket … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · Leave a comment

KJI and KIS Statues Unveiled in Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that statues of the late DPRK President and founder, Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng), and his son, the late supreme leader Kim … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU attends Banquet Celebrating U’nha-3 Launch

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a banquet honoring Korean Committee for Space … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · 2 Comments

US Citizen Detained in DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that “a relevant institution” has held a US citizen since early November.  Yonhap reported on 11 December that the 44-year old man, … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · Leave a comment

Film Released of KJU Visiting KJI Remains and Viewing Personal Effects (revised)

DPRK state media released a short documentary film on 19 December (Wednesday) of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) paying their respects to … Continue reading

12/20/2012 · Leave a comment

JVIC Chairman Participates in Table Tennis Tournement

On 19 December (Wednesday) DPRK state media reported that an amateur table tennis tournament for senior and mid-level managers of the Korean Workers’ Party, the DPRK Government and other state … Continue reading

12/20/2012

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