North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un Attends KCU Photo-op and Concert

Kim Jong Un attended a photo-op and concert at Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace on June 7 (Tuesday) with Korean Children’s Union [KCU] delegates to events marking the KCU’s 70th anniversary.  Also … Continue reading

06/08/2016

Korean Children’s Union Commemorates 70th Anniversary

A national joint meeting of the Korean Children’s Union was held on June 6 (Monday) at the plaza in front of Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun.  Attending the meeting was … Continue reading

06/08/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Soap Factory and Renovated Manyo’ngdae Children’s Camp

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory DPRK state media reported on June 4 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

06/04/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

International Labor Day Marked (May Day! May Day!)

Senior DPRK leadership celebrated International Labor Day (May) on Sunday (May 1).  Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong … Continue reading

05/03/2016

DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Mindulle Notebook Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on the 104th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on April 19 (Tuesday) that Kim … Continue reading

04/18/2016

Pyongyang Spring Arts Festival Opens

The 30th annual April Spring Friendship Arts Festival opened at East Pyongyang Grand Theater on April 11 (Monday).  It will consist of a variety of performances at different theaters in … Continue reading

04/12/2016

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