North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ninth Youth Congress Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of the Pukgukso’ng SLBM The 9th Youth Congress was held in Pyongyang on August 28 (Sunday).  Kim Jong … Continue reading

08/28/2016

Senior Officials Celebrate Youth Day

  On August 28, 2016 (Sunday), senior party and state officials celebrate youth day along with the youth of the DPRK. In attendance were Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium  President Kim Yo’ng-nam … Continue reading

08/28/2016

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 Watches SLBM Test Launch

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Taedonggang Pig Farm. Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded the test launch of submarine-launched ballistic missiles … Continue reading

08/24/2016

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

KPA P’anmunjo’m Mission Issues Anniversary Statement on Ax Incident

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] P’anmunjo’m Mission issued a statement on August 18 (Thursday) to mark the 40th anniversary of the “axe incident,” when two US Army officers attempting to … Continue reading

08/18/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Sunch’o’n Chemical Complex

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was visit to the January 18 General Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on August 13 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), chairman … Continue reading

08/13/2016

Central Report Meeting Marking 20th Anniversary of KJI Land Management Mobilization

  A central report commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) treaties publication and initiation of land management mobilization was held at the People’s Palace of Culture … Continue reading

08/12/2016

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