North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Former DPRK Vice Premier Kim Rak Hui Dies (updated on 20 February)

DPRK state media reported on 18 February (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) sent a floral basket to the funeral of Kim Rak Hui (Kim Rak-hu’i; Kim Nak-hu’i), a … Continue reading

02/18/2013 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan and Attends Statue Unveiling Ceremony at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School

DPRK state media reported on 16 February (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and attended a statue unveiling ceremony at Mangyo’ngdae … Continue reading

02/16/2013 · 2 Comments

Where did KJI Pass Away in a “State of Agitation”? (revised)

Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source, reported in January that Kim Jong Il’s death on 17 December 2011 was precipitated by his anger after major leaks were discovered in a … Continue reading

01/16/2013 · Leave a comment

National Meeting Marks 1 Year Anniversary of KJU as KPA Supreme Commander

DPRK state media reported on 29 December (Saturday) that a national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture to mark the one year anniversary since Kim Jong … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

Mystery Man at Memorial Events (Updated)

UPDATE:  Yonhap, citing an unnamed South Korean [ROK] government source,  reported on 18 December (Tuesday) that the mystery man at the memorial events is most likely Choe Chun Sik, who serves … Continue reading

12/17/2012 · 1 Comment

Ceremony Opens Renovation of Ku’msusan Memorial Palace (updated)

DPRK state media reported on 17 December (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a ceremony opening the renovated Ku’msusan Memorial Palace.  KJU’s last reported public appearance was his … Continue reading

12/17/2012 · Leave a comment

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