North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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


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


Kim Jong Un Orders Construction of Ryomyo’ng Street in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a reentry simulation at T’aeso’ng Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on March 18 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un visited … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Rocket Reentry Simulation (updated)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the 2016 KPA Tank Competition (translation variant between KCNA and state broadcasting noted in parentheses) DPRK state media reported … Continue reading


Tree Planting Day Marked

DPRK state media reported that National Tree Planting Day was observed by DPRK central leadership, workers’ and social organizations and the DPRK Government on March 2 (Wednesday).  This marked the … Continue reading


Ceremony Opens Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony was held on November 3 (Tuesday) to formally open Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang, a residential district for faculty and researchers of Kim Ch’aek University of Technology.  Attending … Continue reading


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

Mongolian President Departs the DPRK

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a senior Mongolian Government delegation departed the DPRK on 31 October (Thursday) after a four day visit.  Attending the farewell ceremony were Kim Yong Nam … Continue reading

10/31/2013 · 1 Comment

KIS Youth League Delegation Meets PRC Vice President

A delegation of the Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Socialist Youth League [KISYL] met Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao iin Beijing on 18 October (Friday).  The KISYL delegation was led … Continue reading

10/19/2013 · Leave a comment

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