North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pyongyang Event Marks Month of DPRK-Cuba Solidarity

A meeting and film screening was held at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club in Pyongyang on 13 August (Tuesday) to mark the month of DPRK-Cuban solidarity.  Attending the event were Cuban … Continue reading

08/13/2013 · Leave a comment

KJI Birthday Events Begin

DPRK state media reported during 7-9 February (Thursday-Saturday) that events commemorating the official 71st birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, called the Day of the Shining Star, began in … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Documentary Film on KJU’s Security Orgs Visits During August to November 2012

DPRK state media over the weekend release a documentary film of Kim Jong Un’s visiting Korean People’s Army [KPA] sites, interactions with members of internal security agencies and and attending … Continue reading

01/22/2013 · Leave a comment

My King is My Husband

As rumors circulated in various media this week about the identity of Kim Jong Un’s wife, Daily NK released the entire version of Mother of Great Military-First Korea on 12 July (Thursday). … Continue reading

07/15/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Premier Visits Taedonggang Brewery and Korea Film Studios

DPRK state media reported on 12 July (Thursday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Korea Film Studios and Taedonggang Brewery. According to KCNA, “Choe went to Korea Film Studio … Continue reading

07/14/2012 · Leave a comment

Additional Photos of Kim Jong Un’s Mother Released

Photos and film footage of Ko Yong Hui (Ko Yo’ng-hu’i), Kim Jong Il’s former consort and Kim Jong Un’s mother, have surfaced in South Korean media.  KBS obtained a copy … Continue reading

06/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Culture Minister Appointed

State Film Commission Chairman and April 25 Film Studios’ chief Hong Kwang Sun has been appointed Minister of Culture in the DPRK Cabinet.  Yonhap News Agency reported on 27 June … Continue reading

06/27/2012 · Leave a comment

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