North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Visits Construction of Sep’o Husbandry and Grazing Land and State Academy of Sciences

DPRK state media reported on 29 January (Wednesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the construction of the Sep’o animal husbandry and grazing land in Kangwo’n Province and the State … Continue reading

01/29/2014 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op with KPA Unit #323

DPRK state media reported on 28 January (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op with officers and service members of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #323. … Continue reading

01/28/2014 · Leave a comment

The Annihilation of Jang Song Taek’s Family

The family members of the DPRK’s former #2 official and Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) uncle, Jang Song Taek (Chang So’ng-t’aek) have been executed. Yonhap, citing “multiple sources,” corroborated rumors that … Continue reading

01/26/2014 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Observes Military Exercises and Tours Revolutionary Site

DPRK state media reported on 23 January (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed tactical exercises of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #323 and visited the Mount Madu revolutionary … Continue reading

01/23/2014 · Leave a comment

Political Bureau and NDC Before the 13th SPA & After Jang

On January 8, 2013 KCNA reported that elections for the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] would be held in March.  The announcement of the SPA election occurred less than a … Continue reading

01/23/2014 · Leave a comment

Construction of DPRK-China Cross Border Electric Power Transmission Begins

The construction of electric power transmission lines from Hunchun, Jilin Province, China into the Raso’n Economic and Trade Zone in the DPRK has begun.   Hunchun Vice Mayor Han Changfa … Continue reading

01/21/2014 · Leave a comment

DPRK Restaurant in Amsterdam Reopened Under New Ownership

The DPRK’s only restaurant in Western Europe was rebooted and has reopened over a year after its first location closed.  The Haedanghwa Korean Restaurant  opened in the Rechtshuis in Watergraafsmeer … Continue reading

01/21/2014 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Paratrooper Night Jump Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 20 January (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and guided night jump exercises of Korean People’s Army [KPA] airborne personnel.  Also attending the … Continue reading

01/19/2014 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Observes Concert of KPA Military Band

DPRK state media reported on 17 January (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and guided a concert of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Military Band.  Also in attendance … Continue reading

01/17/2014 · Leave a comment
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