North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pyongyang Holds Mass Celebration

  A people-army mass solidarity rally celebrating the DPRK’s fifth nuclear test was held in Kim Il Sung Square on September 13 (Tuesday).   Those in attendance on the platform … Continue reading

09/16/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

Ninth Youth Congress Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of the Pukgukso’ng SLBM The 9th Youth Congress was held in Pyongyang on August 28 (Sunday).  Kim Jong … Continue reading

08/28/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks So’ngun Leadership

  A national meeting was held on August 24 (Wednesday) at the April 25 House of Culture to mark the 56th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) start … Continue reading

08/27/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Terrapin Farm.   Kim Jong Un visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on July 8 (Friday) to … Continue reading

07/08/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks 52nd Anniversary of KJI’s First Day of Work at Party Central Committee

A central report was held marking the 52nd anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) first day working at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee was held at … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Renovated Pyongyang Sports Factory Reopens

The renovated Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory reopened after a ceremony on June 7 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Choe Ryong Hae (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends KCU Photo-op and Concert

Kim Jong Un attended a photo-op and concert at Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace on June 7 (Tuesday) with Korean Children’s Union [KCU] delegates to events marking the KCU’s 70th anniversary.  Also … Continue reading

06/08/2016

Korean Children’s Union Commemorates 70th Anniversary

A national joint meeting of the Korean Children’s Union was held on June 6 (Monday) at the plaza in front of Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun.  Attending the meeting was … Continue reading

06/08/2016

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