North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Wreath Laying Ceremonies on KPA’s 85th

Floral wreaths were delivered to war memorial and revolutionary hero cemeteries around the DPRK on April 25 (Tuesday), the official 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

04/25/2017

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Central Leadership Visit Kunja-ri, Participate in Statue Unveiling

Senior members of the DPRK’s central leadership and senior officials of the DPRK’s defense industries visited the Kunja-ri Revolutionary Site in So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province on April 12 (Tuesday). … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Central Report Meeting Commemorates KJI’s Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on February 15 (Monday) to commemorate the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).   Among … Continue reading

02/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Issued Launch Order on February 6

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a joint expanded meeting of the WPK Central Committee and Korean People’s Army WPK Committee Meeting in Pyongyang during February … Continue reading

02/06/2016

NADA Director Gives Interview to NK Press

The Director of the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration [NADA] gave an interview to DPRK state media on September 14 (Monday) with regard to “the achievements made by its scientists … Continue reading

09/14/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Sinu’iju Measuring Instrument Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Corn Processing Factory DPRK state media reported on September 4 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

09/06/2015

Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences at Jon Pyong Ho’s Wake

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) extended his condolences at the wake of former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Munitions Industry and National Defense Commission Member Jon Pyong Ho … Continue reading

07/09/2014

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