North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Attends Ri Ul Sol’s wake

KJU’s last observed appearance was a photo-op with participants of the 7th National Meeting of KPA Military Education Officers at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading


Ri Ul Sol (1921-2015)

1st revolutionary generation DPRK elite, Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee Member and Korean People’s Army [KPA] Marshal Ri Ul Sol (Ri U’l-so’l) has passed away at … Continue reading


Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held to Mark 64th Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk’s Death

A floral wreath laying ceremony were held at the memorial bust of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk) at the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on 22 September (Sunday) to mark … Continue reading

09/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Commands Maneuvers of KPA Warship and Publishes Lecture On So’ngun Revolution

DPRK state media reported on 24 August (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) commanded the maneuvers of a recently commissioned Korean People’s Army [KPA] warship.  He was accompanied by … Continue reading


National Meeting Marks 53rd Anniversary of So’ngun Leadership

A national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang on 24 August (Saturday) to mark the 53rd anniversary of Military-First (So’ngun) Revolutionary Leadership.  Attending the … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · Leave a comment

KPA Holds Meeting to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of “Victory” in Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 24 July (Wednesday) that a meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members took place in the plaza of the Ministry of the … Continue reading

07/25/2013 · Leave a comment

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

DPRK Premier Tours Agricultural Sites in S. Hwanghae Province and Visits Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill

DPRK state media reported on 23 April (Tuesday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited agricultural sites in South Hwanghae Province and the Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill.  Pak’s … Continue reading

04/24/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun at midnight on 15 April (Monday), the 101st anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

04/15/2013 · 1 Comment

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