North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Yanggakdo Stadium and Football Game

DPRK state media reported on 29 April (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Yanggakdo Stadium and attended the men’s football finals for the Mangyo’ngdae Prize at Kim … Continue reading

04/30/2013 · Leave a comment

Statement Published Declaring “North-State Relations Have Been Put in a State of War”

DPRK state media published a statement (tamhwa) on 30 March (Saturday) from “the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.”  Unlike the recent volley of statements, or indeed most communications … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · 3 Comments

Film Released to Mark 1 Year Anniversary of KJI’s Death

DPRK state media reported on 11 December (Tuesday) that the fourth part of the documentary film We Will Hold the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il in High Esteem Down through … Continue reading

12/13/2012 · Leave a comment

Wrestling Matches Held Between DPRK, Japanese Teams

DPRK state media reported on 15 November (Thursday) that wrestling matches between the DPRK University of Physical Education and the Nippon Sport Science University here held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium. … Continue reading

11/16/2012 · Leave a comment

Jang Song Taek Meets with Japanese Delegations

DPRK state media reported on 15 November (Thursday) that Jang Song Taek (Chang So’ng-t’aek; Jang Song Thaek) met and talked  with Kanji Inoki of the Inoki Genome Federation and Kenshiro … Continue reading

11/15/2012 · Leave a comment

Jang Song Taek Watches Soccer Match Between DPRK and Japanese Teams

DPRK state media reported on 14 November (Wednesday) that National Defense Commission Vice Chairman, Korean Workers’ Party Administration Department Director and State Physical Culture and Sports Commission Chairman Jang Song … Continue reading

11/14/2012 · Leave a comment

Japanese Delegations Visit DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 12 November (Monday) that two Japanese delegations arrived in Pyongyang.  Kanji Inoki (a.k.a. Antonio Inoki), president of the Inoki Genome Federation (a professional wrestling organization) … Continue reading

11/13/2012 · Leave a comment

Kyodo News Chief Visits DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 12 October (Friday) that Satoshi Ishikawa, President of Kyodo News, and Kyodo News a delegation met with Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President Kim Yong Nam … Continue reading

10/14/2012 · Leave a comment

Ri Chol on China Trip with JST

Ri Chol, an executive officer of the Joint Venture and Investment Commission of the DPRK, was one of the 50 members of the DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee who traveled to … Continue reading

08/14/2012 · 2 Comments

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