North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un and DPRK Central Leadership Visit Cuban Embassy

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK on November 28 (Monday) to pay a condolence call … Continue reading

11/29/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Attends Commemorative Photo-op with Women’s Union Congress Participants

DPRK state media reported on November 22 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op in front of the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun with participants in … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Party Leadership Open Residential Units in Flood-damaged N. Hamgyo’ng

Apartment housing for 19,000 families whose homes were destroyed by floods this past August were opened ceremoniously by Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairmen during November 19 (Saturday) and … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kim Yong Nam Visits Tree Nursery

DPRK state media reported on November 21 (Monday) that Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam) visited a tree nursery of the Chungsan (Jungsan) County, South … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Women’s Union Holds 6th Congress

The Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU] held its Sixth Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang on November 17 (Thursday) and November 18 (Friday).  Attending the congress … Continue reading

11/19/2016

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