North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Holds Meeting to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of “Victory” in Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 24 July (Wednesday) that a meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members took place in the plaza of the Ministry of the … Continue reading

07/25/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight KST on 8 July (Monday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the death of his … Continue reading

07/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Jangjagang Machine Tools Plant and Delivers Speech

DPRK state media reported on 24 June (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Jangjagang Machine Tools Plant and attended a concert by the Moranbong Band after which … Continue reading

06/24/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Kanggye Tractor Plant

DPRK state media reported on 21 June (Friday) that Kim Jong Un visited the Kanggye General Tractor Plant in Chagang Province.  He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Tae … Continue reading

06/23/2013 · 4 Comments

Kim Jong Un Visits 18 January General Machine Plant and Inspects KPA Air Force Unit #1017

DPRK state media reported on 18 June (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the 18 January General Machine Plant in South P’yo’ngan Province and inspected Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

06/19/2013 · 3 Comments

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

New 1st Vice Defense Minister Appointed

“Despite the fact that after I am gone, it will still not be too late to use your people, why are you in such a rush to try to handle … Continue reading

05/17/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan and Attends Banquet to Mark KPA Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and attended a banquet on 25 April (Thursday), to mark the official … Continue reading

04/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends KPA Event at Kumsusan

DPRK state media reported on 25 April (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a rally and “march-past” at Ku’msusan Plaza in Pyongyang to mark the official 81st anniversary … Continue reading

04/25/2013 · Leave a comment

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