North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pyongyang IT Bureau Marks 30th Anniversary

A meeting was held on July 14 (Thursday) to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Pyongyang Information Technology Bureau.  It was attended by Choe T’ae Bok (Workers’ … Continue reading

07/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Architectural Institute

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory DPRK state media reported on July 14 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Paektusan … Continue reading

07/14/2016

Pak Pong Ju Tours Factories in N. P’yo’ngan, medical sites in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on June 28 (Tuesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited manufacturing sites in North P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak first visited the construction of the medical … Continue reading

06/29/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and Industrial Sites in Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on June 19 (Sunday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and the industrial locales in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak’s … Continue reading

06/21/2016

National Defense Commission Spokesman Issues Statement on Peninsula Security

A spokesman for the DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued a statement claiming that the “situation of the Korean peninsula is being rapidly pushed to the danger of the outbreak … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the DPRK National Defense University DPRK state media reported on June 16 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

06/16/2016

Foreign Ministry Trashes “Precision air raid operation”

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on June 15 (Wednesday) said the country would “further bolster up in quality and quantity the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in face of … Continue reading

06/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ryugyong Pickle Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a KCU concert on June 7 DPRK state media reported on June 10 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

06/10/2016

Minister of the PAF Issues Statement on Nukes

The Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (North Korea’s defense minister equivalent), General Pak Yong Sik issued a statement on June 9 (Thursday) on the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program.  On … Continue reading

06/09/2016

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