North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Renovated Pyongyang Sports Factory Reopens

The renovated Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory reopened after a ceremony on June 7 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Choe Ryong Hae (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Sports Equipment Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at men’s basketball games between DPRK and PRC teams DPRK state media reported on June 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

06/02/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory Construction and Watches Basketball

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the construction of an eye hospital in Pyongyang DPRK state media reported on May 30 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

05/30/2016

Jang Song Taek Meets with Japanese Sports Delegation

Jang Song T’aek, Chairman of the DPRK State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and Vice Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, met a sports delegation from Japan in … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Pyongyang Hosts Two Sports Competitions

During 12 September to 17 September Pyongyang hosted an international and domestic sports competitions.  The 2013 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Tournament (under the auspices of the International Weightlifting Federation) … Continue reading

09/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Meets and Watches Basketball Game with Dennis Rodman (updated 9 September)

DPRK state media reported on 6 September (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with retired National Basketball Association [NBA]  player Dennis Rodman.   Also in attendance was Kim … Continue reading

09/07/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Sports Contests and U’nhasu Orchestra Concert on Sun’s Day

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched sports contests by Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel and a concert by the U’nhasu Orchestra on 15 April (Monday), … Continue reading

04/16/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Sports Village and Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute

DPRK state media reported on 11 March (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute and the reconstruction of the Chongchun Street Sports Village. … Continue reading

03/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Archery Competition and Tours the Youth Street Sport Village in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 8 March (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched an archery competition and toured the Chongchun (Youth) Street sports village in Mangyo’ngdae in western … Continue reading

03/09/2013 · Leave a comment

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