North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

DPRK state media reported on February 6 that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stationand the Hyesan-Samjiyo’n Broad Gauge railway project in Yanggang Province.  Pak … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Songdowon International Children’s Camp (revised)

DPRK state media reported on 6 July (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wo’nsan, Kangwo’n Province.  Attending his visit to the camp were … Continue reading


Mongolia, DPRK Sign Economic Agreements

Following a meeting of senior DPRK and Mongolian government officials at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday), the two countries signed two economic agreements, along with a … Continue reading

10/29/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Soccer Game Prior to Liberation Day

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a men’s football (soccer) game between the Ryongaksan and Pot’onggang teams at Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Stadium in Pyongyang on 14 August (Wednesday). … Continue reading

08/14/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Mushroom Production Sites and Pyongyang Metro

DPRK state media reported on 1 August (Thursday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju toured Pyongyang Metro stations and mushroom growing production sites.  Pak visited Pyongyang Metro stations, described by KCNA … Continue reading

08/02/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Minister of Railways Attends OSJD Conference in Estonia

DPRK state media reported that Minister of Railways Jon Kil Su and a delegation returned to Pyongyang on 21 June (Friday), after attending a conference of the Organization for Cooperation … Continue reading

06/22/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Yanggakdo Stadium and Pyongyang Essential Foodstuffs Factory

DPRK state media reported on 13 June (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Pyongyang Essential Foodstuffs Factory and the renovation of the Yanggakdo Football Stadium.  Pak’s … Continue reading

06/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Taep’ung Investment Group Formally Dissolved

Yonhap News Agency reported and confirmed on 1 February (Friday) that the Korea Taep’ung International Investment Group has dissolved.  Taep’ung began as an energy provider selling oil and gas (via … Continue reading

02/01/2013 · 1 Comment

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