North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Floral Wreath Laying Ceremony Held at Martyrs’ Cemeteries for KPA 81st Anniversary

DPRK state media reported on 24 April (Wednesday) that floral wreaths were placed during ceremonies at the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery in Pyongyang to commemorate the official 81st anniversary of the … Continue reading

04/24/2013 · Leave a comment

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Commemorate 121st anniversary of Kang Pan Sok’s Birth

DPRK state media reported on 21 April (Sunday) that floral wreath laying ceremonies were held at the grave and birthplace of Kang Pan Sok (1892-1932) [Kang Pan-so’k], mother of the … Continue reading

04/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Sports Contests and U’nhasu Orchestra Concert on Sun’s Day

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched sports contests by Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel and a concert by the U’nhasu Orchestra on 15 April (Monday), … Continue reading

04/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Party Central Committee Convenes Plenary Meeting (updated)

The Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee held its plenary meeting (plenum) at the KWP Central Committee #1 Office Building on 31 March (Sunday) in Pyongyang**, attended by Kim Jong … Continue reading

03/31/2013 · 3 Comments

Central Leadership Visits Light Industry Exhibition

DPRK state media reported on 22 March (Friday) that members of the DPRK’s central political leadership toured an exhibition of light industry goods being held at the Three Revolutions Exhibition … Continue reading

03/24/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Statement Protesting UNSCR 2094 (2013)

DPRK state media reported on 9 March (Saturday) that the country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement denouncing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2094 (2013) as “clear proof that the UNSC … Continue reading

03/09/2013 · 1 Comment

KJU Attends Watch Presentation Ceremony

DPRK state media reported on 15 February (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a ceremony at which gold wristwatches  were awarded to “service personnel, scientists, technicians and labor … Continue reading

02/15/2013 · Leave a comment

Political Bureau Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau met on 11 February (Monday).  The meeting, attended by “members of the Presidium, members … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Students Hold Lunar New Year’s Concert

DPRK state media reported on 11 February (Monday) that the schoolchildren gave a Lunar New Year concert at Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace on Sunday.  Attending the performance from the central leadership … Continue reading

02/11/2013 · Leave a comment

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