North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

New Minister of Defense Appointed (revised)

Gen. Jang Jong Nam has been appointed Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, the DPRK’s defense minister.  Gen. Jang, whose most recent position was commanding officer of the the forward-deployed … Continue reading

05/13/2013 · 4 Comments

DPRK Premier Visits Dental Hospital and Komdok Area Flood Damage

DPRK state media reported on 11 September (Tuesday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited recovery work in the Komdok area of North Hamgyo’ng Province and the General Dental … Continue reading

09/11/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Flood Damage in N. Pyongan

DPRK state media reported on 23 August (Thursday) that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Hyangsan and Kujang Counties in North P’yo’ngan Province, which have saw widespread damage due to … Continue reading

08/26/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Coal Mine and Railway Station

DPRK state media reported on 11 August (Saturday) that VMar Choe Ryong Hae, director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department (bureau) visited a coal mine and railway … Continue reading

08/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects Farm in S. Pyongan Province

DPRK state media reported on 6 August (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited a livestock farm near Ungok, South P’yo’ngan Province.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was at … Continue reading

08/06/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim Visits Flooded Anju

DPRK state media reported on 4 August (Saturday) that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Anju (Anju-si), South P’yo’ngan Province to tour areas of the city ravaged by floods during … Continue reading

08/05/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Tours Flooded Songchon and Sinyang Counties

DPRK state media reported on 31 July (Tuesday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim toured flood-ravaged areas of So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province which is located approximately 27 miles (44 … Continue reading

07/31/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim Visits Farms and Chemical Complex

DPRK state media reported on 23 July (Monday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex in South P’yo’ngan Province and farms in  North Hwanghae Province and … Continue reading

07/23/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Mines and Tours Flood Damage

DPRK state media reported on 28 June (Thursday) that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited coal and iron ore mines in South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Choe, who served as minister of … Continue reading

06/30/2012 · Leave a comment

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