North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Inspects a KPA Unit #233 Company

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ku’msanp’o Fishery and Pickling Factory DPRK state media reported on January 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected a … Continue reading

01/19/2017

NYDA Reunification Joint Conference Held

A joint conference focused on implementing the tasks for reunification outlined in Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) New Year’s Day Address was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in … Continue reading

01/19/2017

New Vice Premier Appointed to DPRK Cabinet

Jon Kwang Ho (Cho’n Kwang-ho) was appointed DPRK vice premier by order (resolution) #1513 of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) on January 17, 2017 (Tuesday). In 2012-2016 Jon served as … Continue reading

01/17/2017

Choe Ryong Hae Meets Cuban Vice President

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] met with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa on the afternoon of  January … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Workers’ Dorms Open at Kim Cho’ng-suk Silk Mill

Workers’ living quarters at the Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk) Silk Mill in Pyongyang were ceremoniously opened on January 12 (Friday).  The seven-story dormitories have living quarters for workers, dining … Continue reading

01/16/2017

“El número tres” Visits Nicaragua

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Nicaragua during January 9 to January 12 as a special envoy … Continue reading

01/16/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Fishery Station and Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ryugyo’ng Kimchi Factory DPRK state media reported on January 15 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Ku’msanp’o Fish Pickling … Continue reading

01/15/2017

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun for the New Year

  KJU’s last observed media appearance was his delivery of the New Year’s address. KJU’s last observed physical appearance was joint concert by the Moran Bong Band and the Merited … Continue reading

01/05/2017

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