North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Attends Ballistic Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kangdong Precision Machine Plant Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile identified as Pukgukso’ng-2 … Continue reading

02/12/2017

Joint Conference on NYDA Held

DPRK state media reported on January 9, 2016 (Monday) that on the previous Saturday and Sunday that “a joint conference” was held in Pyongyang to “discuss ways for carrying through … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Party Leadership Open Residential Units in Flood-damaged N. Hamgyo’ng

Apartment housing for 19,000 families whose homes were destroyed by floods this past August were opened ceremoniously by Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairmen during November 19 (Saturday) and … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits the Ryongaksan Soap Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 29 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Old-New Mergers at Office #39 and Office #38?

Last week, Yonhap reported that the DPRK “is presumed to have combined the ruling party’s two units” which manage the so-called “Party funds.”  According to this brief news item, Office #38 … Continue reading

10/02/2016

Geological Workers’ National Meeting Held

A national meeting of active geological prospecting workers was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on September 25 (Sunday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier … Continue reading

09/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Farm

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and command of a mobile missile drill on September 5.   DPRK state media reported on September 13 (Tuesday) that Kim … Continue reading

09/13/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

Kim Jong Un Watches SLBM Test Launch

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Taedonggang Pig Farm. Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded the test launch of submarine-launched ballistic missiles … Continue reading

08/24/2016

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