North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

International Labor Day Marked (May Day! May Day!)

Senior DPRK leadership celebrated International Labor Day (May) on Sunday (May 1).  Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong … Continue reading


WPRK Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s 65th Anniversary

The Worker-Peasant Red Guards [WPRG] staged a parade, followed by a demonstration by Pyongyangites, in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on 9 September (Monday), the 65th anniversary of the … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · 2 Comments

National Meeting Marks 53rd Anniversary of So’ngun Leadership

A national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang on 24 August (Saturday) to mark the 53rd anniversary of Military-First (So’ngun) Revolutionary Leadership.  Attending the … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · 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

Kim Jong Un Visits People’s Security Ministry and Watches Workers’ Sports Competition on May Day

DPRK state media reported on 1 May (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the Ministry of People’s Security and watched a sports contest between DPRK public health workers, … Continue reading

05/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Workers’ Orgs Hold Meetings For KJI Birthday

DPRK state media reported 14 February (Thursday) that the Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU; Democratic Women’s Union of Korea; DWUK] and the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · 1 Comment

Workers’ Organizations Hold New Year’s Address Rallies

DPRK state media reported on 8 January (Tuesday) that the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] and the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea [UAWK] held rallies “to … Continue reading

01/09/2013 · Leave a comment

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