North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KJI Birthday Events Begin

DPRK state media reported during 7-9 February (Thursday-Saturday) that events commemorating the official 71st birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, called the Day of the Shining Star, began in … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Watching the Aquarium for Three-Eyed Fish

Yonhap News Agency reported on 31 January (Thursday) that South Korean [ROK] “raised the alert level in front-line units amid speculations of a North Korean nuclear test and military provocation.” … Continue reading

02/01/2013 · 2 Comments

Party Cell Secretaries Arrive in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 26 January (Saturday) that participants of the 4th Meeting of Party Cell Secretaries (Fourth Meeting of Secretaries of Cells of the Workers’ Party of Korea) … Continue reading

01/26/2013 · 3 Comments

DPRK Newspaper Says Nuclear Test is “people’s demand” as Construction Progresses in Kilchu County

Yonhap News Agency reported on 26 January (Saturday) that an editorial in Rodong Sinmun, the daily newspaper of the Korean Workers’ Party, said that  “A nuclear test is the demand of … Continue reading

01/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Documentary Film on KJU’s Security Orgs Visits During August to November 2012

DPRK state media over the weekend release a documentary film of Kim Jong Un’s visiting Korean People’s Army [KPA] sites, interactions with members of internal security agencies and and attending … Continue reading

01/22/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK TV News Reports on Richardson-Schmidt Visit to Grand People’s Study House and KIS University

DPRK state media aired a brief story (33 seconds) at the end of its 9 January (Wednesday) television newscast which showed former Governor Bill Richardson, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, … Continue reading

01/10/2013 · 2 Comments

KJU Delivers New Year’s Day Address

DPRK state media broadcasted and reported on 1 January 2013 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) delivered a New Year’s Day speech from the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central … Continue reading

01/01/2013 · 7 Comments

Documentary Released of U’nha-3 Rocket Launch

DPRK state media released a documentary film on 21 December (Thursday) depicting the production, preparations and 12 December 2012 launch of the U’nha-3 rocket and the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 (KMS-3.2) satellite.  The … Continue reading

12/23/2012 · Leave a comment

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