North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun for the New Year

  KJU’s last observed media appearance was his delivery of the New Year’s address. KJU’s last observed physical appearance was joint concert by the Moran Bong Band and the Merited … Continue reading

01/05/2017

5th Anniversary of KJI Demise Marked

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a KPA fishery station Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on the morning of December 17 … Continue reading

12/18/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Mines and Electric Complex

DPRK state media reported on November 29 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited mines in and around South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak … Continue reading

11/29/2016

Gen. Kim Myong Guk (1940-2016)

Former 1st Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff and Director of the General Staff Operations Bureau, General Kim Myong Guk (Kim Myo’ng-kuk) passed away in Pyongyang … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n

KJU’s last observed appearance was his observing and commanding ski combat exercises of a mountain warfare infantry element subordinate to KPA Unit #1045 DPRK state media reported on November 28 … Continue reading

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DPRK Enters Mourning Period for Fidel

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium and the DPRK Cabinet issued a joint decision on November 27 (Sunday) declaring a national mourning … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit #380 HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with Women’s Union 6th Congress participants DPRK state media reported on November 25 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/25/2016

Ryu Mi Yong (1921-2016)

Ryu Mi Yong [Ryu Mi-yo’ng], Member of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium, chairwoman of the Ch’o’ndoist Ch’o’ngu Party Central Committee, co-chairwoman of the Democratic Front for the Unification of … Continue reading

11/24/2016

Rally Marks 6th Anniversary of YP-do Shelling

An army-people solidarity rally marking the sixth anniversary of the artillery shelling of Yo’npyo’ng Island was held in Kangryo’ng County on November 23 (Wednesday).  Attending the rally were IV Army … Continue reading

11/24/2016

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