North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

7th Party Congress Participant Activities on May 3, 2016

On May 3 (Tuesday) senior DPRK officials and 7th Party Congress participants placed floral bouquets and baskets in front of the statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong … Continue reading

05/04/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mindulle Notebook Factory DPRK state media reported on April 23 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Central Report Meeting Held to Mark KIS’ 104th Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting marking the 104th birth anniversary (Sun’s Day) of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium during the … Continue reading

04/15/2016

Ri Man Gon and the OGD Nuclear Illuminati

(The following was written during mid-January 2016 after Kim Jong Un attended a commemorative photo-op with the DPRK’s nuclear test personnel.  In light of the February 2016 space launch, Kim … Continue reading

03/31/2016

Tree Planting Day Marked

DPRK state media reported that National Tree Planting Day was observed by DPRK central leadership, workers’ and social organizations and the DPRK Government on March 2 (Wednesday).  This marked the … Continue reading

03/03/2016

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

02/03/2016

DPRK Prosecutors’ Office and Court Commemorate 70th Anniversary

  A meeting was held at the Ponghwa Art Theater in Pyongyang on November 19 (Thursday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the DPRK procurators (prosecutors’ office) … Continue reading

11/21/2015

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

10/07/2013

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