North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pak Pong Ju Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex… Again

  According to DPRK state media, State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex on January 15, 2017 (Sunday). He … Continue reading


Ryu Mi Yong Funeral Held

The funeral for Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium Member and Ch’o’ndoist Ch’o’ngu Party Central Committee Chairwoman Ryu Mi Yong (Ryu Mi-yo’ng) was held on November 24 (Thursday).  Attending the funeral … Continue reading


Ryu Mi Yong (1921-2016)

Ryu Mi Yong [Ryu Mi-yo’ng], Member of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium, chairwoman of the Ch’o’ndoist Ch’o’ngu Party Central Committee, co-chairwoman of the Democratic Front for the Unification of … Continue reading


Special Investigative Committee Formed Under National Defense Commission

On 4 July 2014, the DPRK Government formed a special investigative committee charged with a “comprehensive” enquiry into the the whereabouts and status of all Japanese nationals presently residing, or … Continue reading


Kim Yong Nam Meets with Red Cross President

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President Kim Yong Nam met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] Peter Maurer on 22 August (Thursday).  According to KCNA … Continue reading

08/22/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK, Japan Meet in Beijing

DPRK and Japanese officials met in Beijing at the Japanese Embassy on 29 August (Wednesday).  The three-hour meeting was the first official contact between the the DPRK and Japanese governments … Continue reading

08/29/2012 · Leave a comment

Leaflets Floated on KWP Anniversary, Despite KPA Warning

Defectors from the DPRK and other ROK-based activists floated 200,000 leaflets on Monday, 10 October, on the anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Workers’ Party.  The activists scattering the … Continue reading

10/10/2011 · 1 Comment

Han Sang Ryol Delays Return

The DPRK has not offered any official word on the squid fishing boat and 7 crew members seized in the East Sea last Sunday (8 August), but the DPRK’s Red … Continue reading

08/14/2010 · Leave a comment

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