North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Ki Ryong (1940-2017)

Former Rodong Sinmun editor and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member Kim Ki Ryong (Kim Ki-yong) died in Pyongyang on March 29 (Wednesday). Kim Ki Ryong started his career … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Defense Command HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the Merited State Choir’s 70th anniversary concert on February 22 DPRK state media reported on March 1 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading


Gen. Kim Myong Guk (1940-2016)

Former 1st Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff and Director of the General Staff Operations Bureau, General Kim Myong Guk (Kim Myo’ng-kuk) passed away in Pyongyang … Continue reading


Pyon Yong Rip (1929-2016)

Former Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Secretary-General Pyon Yong Rip (Pyo’n Yo’ng-rip) died at the age of 87 on November 13, 2016, in Pyongyang.  Pyon was a former member of the … Continue reading


Central Report Meeting Marks KJI NDC Chairman 23rd Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the 23rd anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at the … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birthday

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet and concert at Mokran (peony) House in central Pyongyang for personnel involved in the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of a multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] drill in Kangwo’n Province. DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading


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

Chinese Vice President Attends Anniversary Reception at DPRK Embassy in Beijing

DPRK state media reported that the DPRK Embassy in Beijing hosted a reception commemorating the 30th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s “maiden visit” to China in 1983.  Attending the reception … Continue reading

06/14/2013 · 1 Comment

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