North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Announces Top Ten Athletes and Coaches in 2012

DPRK state media reported on 17 January (Thursday) that it selected the county’s top athletes and coaches for the year 2012.  Although the country has previously issued lists of top … Continue reading

01/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Political Bureau Meeting Held, Physical Culture and Sports Commission Formed (updated and revised)

DPRK state media reported on 4 November (Sunday) that a meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau was held.  KCNA reported that “An enlarged meeting of the Political … Continue reading

11/04/2012 · 1 Comment

Photo Exhibit on Koguryo Tombs Opened at UNESCO

The United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organization [UNESCO] and the DPRK coordinated a photo exhibit on the excavation and conservation of the Koguryo Tombs [PDF] at UNSESCO from 11 October … Continue reading

10/28/2012 · Leave a comment

Software and IT Exhibition Opened

DPRK state media reported on 18 October (Thursday) that the 23rd National Software Contest and Exhibition opened at the Three Revolutions Exhibition facility in Pyongyang at which 1,300 computer programs … Continue reading

10/18/2012 · 1 Comment

Choe Yong Rim Visits Iron and Steel Complex, Attends Trade Fair

DPRK state media reported on Wednesday (16 May) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim inspected the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex on Tuesday (15 May).  KCNA reports: The workers … Continue reading

05/16/2012 · Leave a comment

Yang Hyong Sop Visits Africa

SPA Presidium Vice President visited Africa during 26 May to 9 June.  He departed the country on 26 May and traveled to Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.  Yang spent four (4) … Continue reading

06/13/2011 · Leave a comment

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