North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Geological Workers’ National Meeting Held

A national meeting of active geological prospecting workers was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on September 25 (Sunday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier … Continue reading

09/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Syringe Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with contributors involved in the fifth nuclear weapons test DPRK state media reported on September 24 (Saturday) that Kim … Continue reading

09/23/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

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 Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Drill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was attendance at a concert of the art contest of KPA officers’ wives Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a ballistic missile … Continue reading

07/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Concert by KPA Officers’ Wives

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Architectural Institute DPRK state media reported on July 16 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a … Continue reading

07/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Hwaso’ng 10 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of the Hwaso’ng 10 intermediate range ballistic missile test  DPRK state media reported on June 29 (Wednesday) that Kim … Continue reading

06/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends and Guides IRBM Hwaso’ng-10 Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test firing of the … Continue reading

06/22/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

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