North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Munsu Water Park Opens

The Munsu Water Park, a water amusement park in east Pyongyang that has been under construction since February 2013, opened with a ceremony on 15 October (Tuesday).  Ceremony participants included … Continue reading

10/16/2013 · 2 Comments

Floral Wreath Laying Ceremony Held at Martyrs’ Cemeteries for KPA 81st Anniversary

DPRK state media reported on 24 April (Wednesday) that floral wreaths were placed during ceremonies at the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery in Pyongyang to commemorate the official 81st anniversary of the … Continue reading

04/24/2013 · Leave a comment

6th Session of the 12th SPA Held

DPRK state media reported on 25 September (Tuesday) that the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] convened at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), along with … Continue reading

09/25/2012 · 1 Comment

Nuclear Invocations Contained in Revised DPRK Constitution

During the 5th session (plenum) of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] on 13 April 2012 DPRK state media reported that “Ordinance of the SPA of the DPRK ‘On approving … Continue reading

05/31/2012 · Leave a comment

Jon Yong Jin Arrives in Havana

On 13 February 2012, Jon Yong Jin presented his credentials to Cuban Vice President Gladys Bejerano (a.k.a. Gladys Maria Bejerano Portela).  For a number of years Jon served as vice … Continue reading

02/22/2012 · 4 Comments

Kim Jong Un Visits KJI Casket as Party Organ Endorses Him as KPA Supreme Commander

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the casket bier of Kim Jong Il at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace one again on 24 December (Saturday).  He was joined by other members of … Continue reading

12/25/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI Votes Early and Often

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) participated in local elections in Ryo’ngso’ng District, Pyongyang, on 24 July (Sunday).  According to KCNA, KJI voted for Pak Hyong Ryol, a manager of the … Continue reading

07/25/2011 · Leave a comment

New Vice Premier Appointed

Minister of Chemical Industry, Yi Mu-yo’ng (Ri Mu Yong), was appointed Vice Premier of the Cabinet.  Ri was first elected to the SPA in 1998 and was elected a member … Continue reading

06/01/2011 · Leave a comment

12th SPA’s 4th Session Elects New NDC Member, MPS

The 4th session (plenum) of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] convened Thursday [7 April] at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.  Neither Kim Cho’ng-il nor Kim Cho’ng-u’n attended the … Continue reading

04/07/2011 · 1 Comment

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