North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Large Live Fire Artillery Exercise

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK to pay a condolence call on the death of Fidel Castro Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

12/02/2016

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

11/28/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Women’s MLRS Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the May 27 and January 8 Fishery Stations DPRK state media reported November 19 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Islets in KPA Southwestern Front

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Mahap Islet DPRK state media reported November 13 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] units on … Continue reading

11/14/2016

KJU Inspects KPA Sub-unit

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of a SOF battalion under KPA Unit #525 DPRK state media reported on November 9 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

11/08/2016

Women’s Union Presents Artillery Pieces to KPA

The Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU] presented eponymous artillery pieces to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] during a ceremony at the plaza of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War) … Continue reading

11/08/2016

KJU Inspects SOF Battalion

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at commemorative photo-op with GFTUK Congress participants DPRK state media reported on November 4 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] … Continue reading

11/03/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

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