North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Workers’ Orgs Hold Meetings For KJI Birthday

DPRK state media reported 14 February (Thursday) that the Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU; Democratic Women’s Union of Korea; DWUK] and the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · 1 Comment

Annual Loyalty Meeting Held at Mt. Paektu for KJI Birthday

DPRK state media reported on 12 February that the annual loyalty meeting was held near Kim Jong Il’s mythic birthplace next to Mt. Paektu.  Attending the ceremony, held the same … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Ice Sculpture Exhibition Opens in Samjiyon

DPRK state media reported on 13 February (Wednesday) that an ice sculpture exhibition opened in Samjiyo’n, a DPRK resort town close to Mt. Paektu and the wooden house where the … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · Leave a comment

USGS Receives Intensity (Did You Feel It?) Reports from Inside DPRK

The United States Geological Survey [USGS] reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that it received nine (9) reports from the DPRK about the intensity of the seismic activity caused by the … Continue reading

02/13/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Conducts Third Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its third nuclear test in the late morning of 12 February (Tuesday).  The first indication of the third experimental detonation was a seismic event  with its epicenter … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · 1 Comment

Political Bureau Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau met on 11 February (Monday).  The meeting, attended by “members of the Presidium, members … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Final Countdowns at P’unggye-ri Test Site? (Will but you won’t)

  Yonhap News Agency,citing anonymous South Korean [ROK] government sources, reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that personnel and equipment may have been pulled out of the area close to the DPRK’s nuclear … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · 1 Comment

Students Hold Lunar New Year’s Concert

DPRK state media reported on 11 February (Monday) that the schoolchildren gave a Lunar New Year concert at Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace on Sunday.  Attending the performance from the central leadership … Continue reading

02/11/2013 · Leave a comment

3 DPRK Doctors Killed in NE Nigeria (updated)

Three DPRK physicians were killed in their Nigerian apartment in Yobe State early on 10 February (Sunday), after being attacked  in what was either a botched robbery or attacked by … Continue reading

02/11/2013 · Leave a comment

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