North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

U’nha Guidance Bureau Marks 40th Anniversary

The U’nha Guidance Bureau, one of the largest textile and consumer goods’ economic complexes in the DPRK which operates several textile plants in the country, marked its 40th anniversary at … Continue reading

07/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun to mark the death anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on … Continue reading

07/12/2016

Pak Pong Ju Tours Factories in N. P’yo’ngan, medical sites in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on June 28 (Tuesday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited manufacturing sites in North P’yo’ngan Province.  Pak first visited the construction of the medical … Continue reading

06/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory DPRK state media reported on June 21 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and Industrial Sites in Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on June 19 (Sunday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and the industrial locales in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak’s … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the DPRK National Defense University DPRK state media reported on June 16 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

06/16/2016

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

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