North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Songdowon International Children’s Camp (revised)

DPRK state media reported on 6 July (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wo’nsan, Kangwo’n Province.  Attending his visit to the camp were … Continue reading


Han Kwang Sang Affirmed as KWP Department Director

DPRK state media has identified central party finance and accounting cadre Han Kwang Sang as a Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Department Director.  In a 23 September (Monday) report about Kim … Continue reading

09/25/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Soccer Game Prior to Liberation Day

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a men’s football (soccer) game between the Ryongaksan and Pot’onggang teams at Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Stadium in Pyongyang on 14 August (Wednesday). … Continue reading

08/14/2013 · Leave a comment

New Director of Party Finance and Accounting Department (revised)

According to ROK media, citing anonymous sources and observations in DPRK state media, Han Kwang Sang has been promoted to director of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Finance and Accounting … Continue reading

07/24/2013 · Leave a comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Mushroom Farm

DPRK state media reported on 15 July (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited a mushroom farm constructed by unit #1116, subordinate to Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #534. … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits War Museum

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the renovated Victorious Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War Museum which will reopen soon.  He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier) VMar Choe Ryong … Continue reading

07/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un and DPRK Leadership Ride Horses During Inspection of KPA Equestrian Training Ground (updated)

DPRK state media reported on 19 November (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the equestrian company of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #534.  KJU’s last reported public appearance … Continue reading

11/20/2012 · Leave a comment

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