North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Gen. Kim Kyok Sik Lands at KPA General Staff

Two weeks after being removed from office as the DPRK’s defense minister, Gen. Kim Kyok Sik has been appointed Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  Gen. Kim … Continue reading

05/23/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits People’s Security Ministry and Watches Workers’ Sports Competition on May Day

DPRK state media reported on 1 May (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the Ministry of People’s Security and watched a sports contest between DPRK public health workers, … Continue reading

05/02/2013 · Leave a comment

KJU Visits Health Complex

DPRK state media reported on 27 April (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently constructed Haedanghwa Health Complex in Pyongyang.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was his … Continue reading

04/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan and Attends Banquet to Mark KPA Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and attended a banquet on 25 April (Thursday), to mark the official … Continue reading

04/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Sports Contests and U’nhasu Orchestra Concert on Sun’s Day

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched sports contests by Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel and a concert by the U’nhasu Orchestra on 15 April (Monday), … Continue reading

04/16/2013 · 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

Kim Jong Un Attends National Meeting of KPA Information Officers and Commemorative Photo-Op

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un attended a national meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] information personnel at the 25 April House of Culture on 28 March, and … Continue reading

03/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit #1501, Visits Restaurant Ship Building and Reviews Products Produced by KPA

DPRK state media reported that on 24 March (Sunday) Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #1501, visited the building of a … Continue reading

03/25/2013 · 5 Comments

CMC Meetings Shown in DPRK Documentary on Kim Jong Un’s Military Activities

On 5 March DPRK state media released a documentary film which compiled film footage of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspecting Korean People’s Army [KPA] units, observing training exercises and … Continue reading

03/18/2013 · 4 Comments

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