North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Ryongnam Dockyard

DPRK state media reported on March 10 (Thursday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Ryongam Dockyard and Namp’o Port, as well as Pyongyang Railway Station. Pak’s first stop was at … Continue reading

03/10/2016

70 Day Speed Battle Declared by WPK Political Bureau

DPRK state media reported on February 24 (Wednesday) that a meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau convened on an undisclosed date to declare a 70-day “speed … Continue reading

02/24/2016

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

02/03/2016

Power Station Cadres and Workers Receive Eponymous Award

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that nearly 13,000 party and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials, cadres and “youth shock brigade” workers and other construction personnel received the … Continue reading

01/24/2016

KIS, KJI Statues Unveiled at KIS University of Politics

A ceremony was held at Kim Il Sung University of Politics in Pyongyang on November 20 (Friday) at which statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong Il … Continue reading

11/22/2015

DPRK Prosecutors’ Office and Court Commemorate 70th Anniversary

  A meeting was held at the Ponghwa Art Theater in Pyongyang on November 19 (Thursday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the DPRK procurators (prosecutors’ office) … Continue reading

11/21/2015

Kim Jong Un Attends 7th Military Education Officers’ Meeting

DPRK state media reported on November 5 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the 7th national meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] education officers held at the April … Continue reading

11/05/2015

Ceremony Opens Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony was held on November 3 (Tuesday) to formally open Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang, a residential district for faculty and researchers of Kim Ch’aek University of Technology.  Attending … Continue reading

11/04/2015

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