North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Coastal Security Forces Fire At and Detain Russian Fishing Trawler

The Russian fishing vessel Altay was fired upon, detained, boarded and then released by elements of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Coastal Security Bureau, in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) … Continue reading

09/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Yong Nam Visits Se’po Grazing Land Reclamation Project

DPRK state media reported on 10 June (Monday) that Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President and nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam) toured the Sep’o Tableland project, which … Continue reading


KPA Meeting Begins “Masikryong” Speed Campaign

DPRK state media reported that Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members assembled at the construction site of the Masik Pas Skiing Grounds in Kangwo’n Province on 5 June … Continue reading

06/05/2013 · 1 Comment

Children’s Union Donates MLRS in Hamhu’ng Ceremony

DPRK state media reported that the Korean Children’s Union [KCU] donated Sonyonho (children) multiple launch rocket systems [MLRS] during a ceremony held in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng Province on 1 June … Continue reading

06/04/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits a KPA Fishery Station

DPRK state media reported on 28 May (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the 25 August** Fishery Station subordinate to Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #313***.  His last … Continue reading

05/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Ski Park

DPRK state media reported on 26 May (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Masin Pass skiing grounds in Kangwo’n Province and inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] Navy … Continue reading

05/28/2013 · Leave a comment

USGS Receives Intensity (Did You Feel It?) Reports from Inside DPRK

The United States Geological Survey [USGS] reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that it received nine (9) reports from the DPRK about the intensity of the seismic activity caused by the … Continue reading

02/13/2013 · Leave a comment

More activity at Punggye-ri (updated 2 Feb)

  On 2 February (Saturday), South Korean [ROK] media reported that additional preparatory activity was spotted at the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility in Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng Province.   An … Continue reading

02/02/2013 · 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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