North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Old-New Mergers at Office #39 and Office #38?

Last week, Yonhap reported that the DPRK “is presumed to have combined the ruling party’s two units” which manage the so-called “Party funds.”  According to this brief news item, Office #38 … Continue reading

10/02/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Farm

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and command of a mobile missile drill on September 5.   DPRK state media reported on September 13 (Tuesday) that Kim … Continue reading

09/13/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and supervision of an ICBM engine test at Sohae Space Center in Ch’o’lsan County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Ri Yong Gil Exonerated

ROK media, citing intelligence sources, reports that General Ri Yong Gil has been exonerated by a Ministry of State Security investigation.  According to MBN, he returned to an undisclosed positions within … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Fishery Station #15 of KPA Unit #549

  DPRK state media reported on November 25 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Fishery Station #15 which is subordinate to Korean People’s Army Unit #549.  Also in … Continue reading

11/24/2015

Kim Jong Un Attends Concert of KPA Servicemembers

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the August 25 Fishery Station DPRK state media reported on November 24 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended … Continue reading

11/23/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits August 25 Fishery Station

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his test riding a new subway car on the Pyongyang Metro DPRK state media reported on November 23 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

11/22/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Mirae Scientists’ Street Construction Project

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with construction workers DPRK state media reported on February 15 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

02/15/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Orphanage and Baby Home

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his delivery of the 2015 New Year’s Address Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the  Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage on January 1 … Continue reading

01/02/2015

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