North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un Watches Women’s Weightlifting Competition at IWF 2013 Asian Cup

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched senior women’s weightlifting competitions at the Ryugyo’ng Jong Ju Yong Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang on 15 September (Sunday).  Among those in attendance were his … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits 3D Theater, Video Arcade and Renovation of PY Indoor Stadium

DPRK state media reported on 14 September (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited two new attractions at the Ru’ngra People’s Pleasure Park and the renovation of the Pyongyang … Continue reading

09/15/2013 · Leave a comment

Ceremony Opens U’nha Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony opening the U’nha Scientists’ Street, a residential area in Pyongyang for research scientists and technicians, was held on 11 September (Wednesday).  Attending the ceremony were Pak Pong Ju … Continue reading

09/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends KPISF Concert

DPRK state media reported Tuesday (10 September) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert for the 65th anniversary of the country’s founding given by the Korean People’s Internal … Continue reading

09/12/2013 · Leave a comment

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

Kim Jong Un Meets and Watches Basketball Game with Dennis Rodman (updated 9 September)

DPRK state media reported on 6 September (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with retired National Basketball Association [NBA]  player Dennis Rodman.   Also in attendance was Kim … Continue reading

09/07/2013 · 1 Comment

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