North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Airport Terminal Construction Site

DPRK state media reported on 11 July (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of a terminal at Pyongyang Airport.  Attending the visit were VMar Hwang Pyong … Continue reading

07/10/2014

Jon Pyong Ho Funeral Held

The state funeral and burial ceremony for the former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary of Munitions Industry and DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Member Gen. Jon Pyong Ho (1926-2014) … Continue reading

07/10/2014

Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) extended his condolences at the wake of former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Munitions Industry and National Defense Commission Member Jon Pyong Ho … Continue reading

07/09/2014

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drills in West Sea

  DPRK state media reported on 10 July (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and supervised a “tactical rocket firing drill” by the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic … Continue reading

07/09/2014

DPRK Premier Visits Farms in North P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on 8 July (Tuesday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Chimhyang Cooperative Farm in Cho’ngju and the U’nha Cooperative Farm in Unjo’n County, … Continue reading

07/09/2014

Jon Pyong Ho (1926-2014)

Former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary and Director of the WPK Munitions Industries Department and Member of the DPRK National Defense Commission Gen. Jon Pyong Ho passed away on … Continue reading

07/08/2014

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight KST on 8 July (Tuesday), the 20th anniversary of the death of his grandfather, late … Continue reading

07/07/2014

Kim Jong Un Inspects Ung Islet Defense Detachment

DPRK state media reported on 7 July (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Ung Islet Defense Detachment, located off the coast of South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending the inspection … Continue reading

07/06/2014

Defense Ministry Commemorates 20th Anniversary of KIS Death

The Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF], the DPRK’s defense ministry, held a symposium to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the late DPRK founder and president, … Continue reading

07/06/2014

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