North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Eye Hospital Construction Site

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kwisong Salt works DPRK state media reported on May 27 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

05/27/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets with Mozambique Delegation

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Ri Su Yong met with Eliseu Joaquim Machava and a delegation of the Mozambique … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kang Sok Ju Funeral

The state funeral for Kang Sok Ju was held on May 22 (Sunday).  Among those attendance were Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kang Sok Ju (1939-2016)

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] deputy (delegate) Kang Sok Ju passed away in Pyongyang from cancer on the afternoon of May 20 … Continue reading

05/20/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ho Chol Yong-managed machine plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Central Tree Nursery #122 DPRK state media reported on May 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

05/19/2016

Cargo Ship Launched

The cargo ship Jaryok was launched at Ryongnam Dockyard in Namp’o on May 15 (Sunday).  Attending the launch ceremony were O Su Yong (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman … Continue reading

05/16/2016

Kim Jog Un Visits KPA Tree Nursery #122

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to an exhibition of machinery and equipment DPRK state media reported on May 15 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

05/16/2016

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

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