North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Tree Planting Day Observed

DPRK state media reported on 1 March (Friday) that Korean Workers’ Party [KWP], Korean People’s Army [KPA], the DPRK Government and various social organizations participated in the planting of tree … Continue reading

03/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan and Attends Statue Unveiling Ceremony at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School

DPRK state media reported on 16 February (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and attended a statue unveiling ceremony at Mangyo’ngdae … Continue reading

02/16/2013 · 2 Comments

Kimjongilia Festival Opened

DPRK state media reported on 14 February (Thursday) that the 17th Kimjongilia Festival was formally opened.  Attending the opening ceremony were KWP Secretary Kim Ki Nam and Supreme People’s Assembly … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Annual Loyalty Meeting Held at Mt. Paektu for KJI Birthday

DPRK state media reported on 12 February that the annual loyalty meeting was held near Kim Jong Il’s mythic birthplace next to Mt. Paektu.  Attending the ceremony, held the same … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Events Held to Commemorate 24 December

DPRK state media reported on 23 and 24 December (Sunday and Monday) on various events held to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), … Continue reading

12/26/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU Visits Ku’msusan Memorial Palace

DPRK state media reported on 24 December (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace at midnight.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was his attendance at … Continue reading

12/24/2012 · Leave a comment

National Meeting of Judges and Prosecutors Held

DPRK state media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that “active” DPRK prosecutors and judges attended a commemorative photo session with “senior party, state and army officials.”  The prosecutors and judges gathered … Continue reading

11/27/2012 · Leave a comment

Revolutionary Schools Anniversary Celebrated

DPRK state media reported on 12 October (Friday) that a  meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the … Continue reading

10/13/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Opens Mammography Center in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 8 October (Monday) that a mammography research institute was formally opened at Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.  KCNA reported that “the institute is a modern medical service center … Continue reading

10/09/2012 · 1 Comment

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