North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJI Youngest Daughter Working as Events Manager for KJU?

Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng), the 26 year old sister of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), is working in the National Defense Commission [NDC] as her older brother’s … Continue reading

07/22/2013 · Leave a comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Parts of Munsu Wading Pool Similar to Kim Family Compound

The construction of the Munsu Wading Pool in Pyongyang is part of Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) implemenation of his father’s, late leader Kim Jong Il, “behests” and part of … Continue reading

07/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Jangjagang Machine Tools Plant and Delivers Speech

DPRK state media reported on 24 June (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Jangjagang Machine Tools Plant and attended a concert by the Moranbong Band after which … Continue reading

06/24/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Kanggye Tractor Plant

DPRK state media reported on 21 June (Friday) that Kim Jong Un visited the Kanggye General Tractor Plant in Chagang Province.  He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Tae … Continue reading

06/23/2013 · 4 Comments

National Meeting Commemorates 48th Anniversary of KJI Beginning Work at Party Central Committee

DPRK state media reported that national meeting commemorating the 48th anniversary of the start of late leader Kim Jong Il’s work at the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee was … Continue reading

06/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Arrives in Beijing for 3 Day Visit

DPRK state media reported that a senior delegation led by VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department,  departed Pyongyang and arrived in Beijing … Continue reading

05/22/2013 · Leave a comment

New Minister of Defense Appointed (revised)

Gen. Jang Jong Nam has been appointed Minister of the People’s Armed Forces, the DPRK’s defense minister.  Gen. Jang, whose most recent position was commanding officer of the the forward-deployed … Continue reading

05/13/2013 · 4 Comments

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