North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits S. Hamgyo’ng

DPRK state media reported on February 26, 2017 (Sunday) State Affairs Commission and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), toured “key enterprises in Hamhu’ng City” including Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex, … Continue reading

02/28/2017

A Walk (Tour) on Ryomyong Street

  DPRK state media reported that on February 20, 2017 (Monday) State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Ryomyong Street which is “under construction”. … Continue reading

02/24/2017

Kim Jong Un Attends Merited State Choir Anniversary Concert

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samch’o’n Catfish Farm Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the 70th anniversary concert of the State Merited Chorus (Merited State Choir) at … Continue reading

02/24/2017

Korean Jurists Association Issues Statement on Jong Nam’s demise

The Korean Jurists’ Association issued the first observed statement from a DPRK institution on the death of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son late leader Kim Jong Il (Kim … Continue reading

02/24/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and guidance of a ballistic missile test on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] … Continue reading

02/15/2017

The Beach in October and 18 May 1991

A selected passage from a translation of The Wisteria House, a memoir written by Ms. So’ng Hye-rang, maternal aunt and primary caretaker of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son of … Continue reading

02/14/2017

KJU Attends Ballistic Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kangdong Precision Machine Plant Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile identified as Pukgukso’ng-2 … Continue reading

02/12/2017

First Ballistic Missile Test of 2017 Held

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force (also known as the Strategic Rocket Force Command), along with scientists and technicians subordinate to the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry … Continue reading

02/12/2017

Land and Environment Meeting Held

  DPRK state media reported on February 6, 2017 (Monday) that a meeting at the People’s Palace of Culture concerning land and environmental protection. In attendance were State Affairs Commission … Continue reading

02/08/2017

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