North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Has the State Security Boss Been Dismissed?

ROK media, citing a sources “familiar with North Korean affairs,” alleges that General Kim Won Hong (Kim Wo’n-hong) was “dismissed” from his position, possibly during December 2016.  According to Yonhap, “Kim … Continue reading

02/03/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun for the New Year

  KJU’s last observed media appearance was his delivery of the New Year’s address. KJU’s last observed physical appearance was joint concert by the Moran Bong Band and the Merited … Continue reading

01/05/2017

5th Anniversary of KJI Demise Marked

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a KPA fishery station Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on the morning of December 17 … Continue reading

12/18/2016

Central Report Meeting Held To Mark KJI Election As WPK GS

A central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on October 7 (Friday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s … Continue reading

10/08/2016

Pyongyang Holds Mass Celebration

  A people-army mass solidarity rally celebrating the DPRK’s fifth nuclear test was held in Kim Il Sung Square on September 13 (Tuesday).   Those in attendance on the platform … Continue reading

09/16/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks 52nd Anniversary of KJI’s First Day of Work at Party Central Committee

A central report was held marking the 52nd anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) first day working at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee was held at … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

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