North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KJU Watches Rocket Engine Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Kosan Fruit Farm.  DPRK state media reported on September 20 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided a … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kosan Fruit Farm

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was to a medical oxygen factory. DPRK state media reported on September 18, 2016 (Sunday) Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-un) visited the Kosan Combined … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently constructed Medical Oxygen Factory.  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] … Continue reading

09/16/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

Economic Planning Meeting Held

  A national meeting of those active in economic planning was held September 5, 2016 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture. In attendance were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission (SAC) … Continue reading

09/10/2016

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

Pak Pong Ju Visits Metal Industrial Field

  DPRK state media reported August 24 (Wednesday), DPRK Priemer Pak Pong Ju visited the Kim Ch’aek Iron and Steel Complex, the Ch’o’ngjin Steel Plant, the Puryo’ng Ferroalloy Factory and the … Continue reading

08/24/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits the Kumsong Tractor Factory

  DPRK state media reported on August 15 (Monday) that DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Kumsong Tractor Factory. While touring, he encouraged workers who were “waging devoted drive … Continue reading

08/15/2016

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