North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Documentary Film on KJU’s Security Orgs Visits During August to November 2012

DPRK state media over the weekend release a documentary film of Kim Jong Un’s visiting Korean People’s Army [KPA] sites, interactions with members of internal security agencies and and attending … Continue reading

01/22/2013 · Leave a comment

People’s Security Ministry Holds New Year’s Address Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 5 January (Saturday) that the Ministry of People’s Security [MPS] and Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF] held a meeting of MPS/KPISF personnel “to carry … Continue reading

01/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Rocket Launch Personnel Depart Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 4 January (Friday) that scientists, technical staff and other personnel involved in the 12 December 2012 U’nha-3 rocket launch departed Pyongyang.  Nearly three weeks after … Continue reading

01/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Makes NYD Ku’msusan Visit

DPRK state media reported on 1 January (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace.  KJU’s last … Continue reading

01/02/2013 · Leave a comment

KJU Attends Party Central Committee’s 2nd Banquet for Rocket Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a second banquet for 12 December 2012 rocket launch personnel hosted by the Korean Workers’ … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

National Meeting Marks 1 Year Anniversary of KJU as KPA Supreme Commander

DPRK state media reported on 29 December (Saturday) that a national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture to mark the one year anniversary since Kim Jong … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU attends Banquet Celebrating U’nha-3 Launch

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a banquet honoring Korean Committee for Space … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · 2 Comments

Ceremony Opens Renovation of Ku’msusan Memorial Palace (updated)

DPRK state media reported on 17 December (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a ceremony opening the renovated Ku’msusan Memorial Palace.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was his … Continue reading

12/17/2012 · Leave a comment

National Memorial Service Held to Commemorate the 1st Anniversary of KJI’s Death

DPRK state media reported on 16 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un attended a national memorial service was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium commemorating the first anniversary of the death … Continue reading

12/16/2012 · Leave a comment

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