North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Yo Jong Married?

On January 2, 2015, Yonhap reported that WPK Propaganda and Agitation Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo-cho’ng), younger sister of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), married a son of WPK Secretary … Continue reading


Jang Song Taek Meets with Japanese Sports Delegation

Jang Song T’aek, Chairman of the DPRK State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and Vice Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, met a sports delegation from Japan in … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Mongolian President Arrives in Pyongyang and Meets with Kim Yong Nam

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a delegation of senior Mongolian government officials arrived in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for a four-day visit ending on 31 October.  President Elbegdorj’s visit … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

National Defense Commission Releases Statement on DPRK-US Relations

The National Defense Commission [NDC], the DPRK government’s highest authority and supreme power organization, issued a spokesman’s statement on 12 October (Saturday) which it said “revealed the deceptive nature of … Continue reading

10/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Two Sports Economy Projects Completed

Two construction projects linked to the DPRK’s policy of promoting sports and physical culture were opened in Pyongyang on 3 October (Thursday).  A ceremony was held on Thursday marking the … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Okryu Children’s Hospital

DPRK state media reported on 5 October (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of the Okryu Children’s Hospital in Pyongyang.  He was accompanied by Jang Song … Continue reading

10/06/2013 · Leave a comment

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 Visits Construction Munsu Swimming Complex and Mirim Riding Club

DPRK state media reported on 22 September (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of the Mirim Riding Club and the Munsu Swimming Complex in Pyongyang.  He … Continue reading

09/23/2013 · Leave a comment

Pyongyang Hosts Two Sports Competitions

During 12 September to 17 September Pyongyang hosted an international and domestic sports competitions.  The 2013 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Tournament (under the auspices of the International Weightlifting Federation) … Continue reading

09/22/2013 · Leave a comment

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