North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Promotions List Issued for Sun’s Day

A military promotions list was issued on April 14 (Fridayday), ahead of  Sun’s Day[April 15] (Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary).  In his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, … Continue reading

04/14/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Mushroom Farm

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the KPA 2017 Tank Competion DPRK state media reported April 8 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently-constructed Pyongyang … Continue reading

04/07/2017

Pak Pong Ju Visits

DPRK state media reported on March 11, 2017 the State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex outside Anju, South … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kumsong Tractor Factory

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Kumsong Tractor … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drill

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a tree planting event at Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary School Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a missile test in North … Continue reading

03/06/2017

Pak Pong Ju Visits S. Hamgyo’ng

DPRK state media reported on February 26, 2017 (Sunday) State Affairs Commission and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), toured “key enterprises in Hamhu’ng City” including Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex, … Continue reading

02/28/2017

A Walk (Tour) on Ryomyong Street

  DPRK state media reported that on February 20, 2017 (Monday) State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Ryomyong Street which is “under construction”. … Continue reading

02/24/2017

KJU Attends Ballistic Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kangdong Precision Machine Plant Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile identified as Pukgukso’ng-2 … Continue reading

02/12/2017

First Ballistic Missile Test of 2017 Held

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force (also known as the Strategic Rocket Force Command), along with scientists and technicians subordinate to the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry … Continue reading

02/12/2017