North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Yong Chol Elevated to Secretary of the United Front Department

Gen. Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), a member of the DPRK’s military intelligence community for the last three decades, appears to have replaced Kim Yang Gon as Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

02/04/2016

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

02/03/2016

Agricultural Workers Union Commemorates 70th Anniversary

The Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea [UAWK] commemorated its 70th anniversary with a meeting and concert at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on January 31 (Sunday). The … Continue reading

02/01/2016

Workers and Social Organizations Hold Meetings (updated)

The Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea [UAWK] held a plenary meeting of its central committee on February 1 (Monday).  Attending the meeting were UAWK Central Committee members and alternate … Continue reading

02/01/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’mkop Foodstuffs Factory DPRK state media reported on January 28 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Kim … Continue reading

01/27/2016

Power Station Cadres and Workers Receive Eponymous Award

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that nearly 13,000 party and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials, cadres and “youth shock brigade” workers and other construction personnel received the … Continue reading

01/24/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’mkop General Foodstuffs Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Youth Movement Museum DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

01/23/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Kim Yang Gon’s Viewing and Wake

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a conference of KPA fisheries’ employees and activists Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the viewing and wake for Workers’ … Continue reading

12/30/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits January 18 General Machinery Plant

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan to commemorate the fourth anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s demise DPRK state media reported on December 20 (Sunday) … Continue reading

12/20/2015

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