North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Attends Kim Yang Gon’s Viewing and Wake

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a conference of KPA fisheries’ employees and activists Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the viewing and wake for Workers’ … Continue reading

12/30/2015

Kim Yang Gon Funeral Committee

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary and Director of the United Front,  member of the WPK Political Bureau and senior civilian intelligence manager Kim Yang Gon (Kim Yang-ko’n) died from … Continue reading

12/29/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits January 18 General Machinery Plant

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan to commemorate the fourth anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s demise DPRK state media reported on December 20 (Sunday) … Continue reading

12/20/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan to Mark KJI Death Anniversary

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on December 17 (Thursday), the fourth anniversary … Continue reading

12/16/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongchon Revolutionary Site

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with KPA service members and officers that participated in the 4th Conference of KPA Artillery Personnel DPRK … Continue reading

12/09/2015

Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace Reopens

The renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was formally re-opened at a ceremony in Pyongyang on December 8 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Kim Ki Nam (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary … Continue reading

12/09/2015

Kim Jong Un Attends 4th Conference of KPA Artillery personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Tree Nursery #122 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) addressed the proceedings of the fourth conference of Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

12/04/2015

DPRK Chief Prosecutor Meets Vietnam’s President

Vietnam President Trương Tấn Sang met and hosted a reception for Jang Pyong Gyu, Director of the DPRK Supreme Public Prosecutor’s [central prosecutor] Office on December 2 (Wednesday) in Hanoi.  During … Continue reading

12/03/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Tree Nursery #122

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace DPRK state media reported on December 3 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

12/02/2015

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