North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

7th Party Congress Participant Activities on May 3, 2016

On May 3 (Tuesday) senior DPRK officials and 7th Party Congress participants placed floral bouquets and baskets in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong … Continue reading

05/04/2016

International Labor Day Marked (May Day! May Day!)

Senior DPRK leadership celebrated International Labor Day (May) on Sunday (May 1).  Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong … Continue reading

05/03/2016

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mindulle Notebook Factory DPRK state media reported on April 23 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Central Report Meeting Held to Mark KIS’ 104th Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting marking the 104th birth anniversary (Sun’s Day) of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium during the … Continue reading

04/15/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Mirae Shop and Health Complex

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at a long-range artillery exercise DPRK state media reported on March 28 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Mirae … Continue reading

03/27/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends MLRS Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to T’aeso’ng Machine Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the test firing of multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS] which will be … Continue reading

03/03/2016

Kim Jong Un Military Promotions 2012-2016

On February 13, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “issued an order to raise the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA [Korean People’s Army] in the run-up to the … Continue reading

02/25/2016

The Fall of Ri Yong Gil

General Ri Yong Gil has been removed from office as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  There are two different accounts about General Ri’s dismissal.  The initial … Continue reading

02/15/2016

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