North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KIS 70th Anniversary Marked

A series of events on September 30 (Friday) and October 1 (Saturday) marked the 70th anniversary of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) University.    On September 27 (Tuesday), Kim Jong … Continue reading

10/04/2016

Pyongyang Holds Mass Celebration

  A people-army mass solidarity rally celebrating the DPRK’s fifth nuclear test was held in Kim Il Sung Square on September 13 (Tuesday).   Those in attendance on the platform … Continue reading

09/16/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks So’ngun Leadership

  A national meeting was held on August 24 (Wednesday) at the April 25 House of Culture to mark the 56th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) start … Continue reading

08/27/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

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

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

Second Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the first day of the 7th Party Congress on May 6 The 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

05/07/2016

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

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