North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Wreath Laying Ceremony For Chuseok

Floral wreath laying ceremonies were held at the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery and the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on 19 September (Thursday) on … Continue reading

09/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Central Leadership Visit Residents of U’nha Scientists Street

DPRK state media reported on 18 September (Wednesday) that members of the DPRK’s central leadership visited the recently constructed U’nha Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang.  Kim Yong Nam (Supreme People’s Assembly … Continue reading

09/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Munsu Swimming Complex

DPRK state media reported on 17 September (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of the Munsu Swimming Complex (formerly known as the Munsu Wading Pool) in … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Kye Gwan Meets with PRC State Councilor

Chinese media reported that DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on 17 September (Tuesday).  During the meeting, according to Xinhua, … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

Post and Telecom Workers Hold National Meeting

A national meeting of managers and workers in the DPRK’s post and telecommunications sector was held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang on 16 September (Monday).  Attending … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Women’s Weightlifting Competition at IWF 2013 Asian Cup

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched senior women’s weightlifting competitions at the Ryugyo’ng Jong Ju Yong Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang on 15 September (Sunday).  Among those in attendance were his … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · 1 Comment

Pyon In Son Head of Operations Bureau?

Has Col. Gen. Pyon In Son been appointed director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]  General Staff Operations Bureau [GSOB] ? Film footage of the military parade and demonstration on … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits 3D Theater, Video Arcade and Renovation of PY Indoor Stadium

DPRK state media reported on 14 September (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited two new attractions at the Ru’ngra People’s Pleasure Park and the renovation of the Pyongyang … Continue reading

09/15/2013 · Leave a comment

Ceremony Opens U’nha Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony opening the U’nha Scientists’ Street, a residential area in Pyongyang for research scientists and technicians, was held on 11 September (Wednesday).  Attending the ceremony were Pak Pong Ju … Continue reading

09/12/2013 · Leave a comment

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