North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits January 18 General Machine Factory

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with exemplary KPA personnel to the January 18 General Machine Factory.  DPRK state media reported on August 10 … Continue reading

08/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits P’yo’ngso’ng Synthetic Leather Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun to mark the death anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on … Continue reading

07/12/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and Industrial Sites in Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on June 19 (Sunday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the Ryugyo’ng Pickle Factory and the industrial locales in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak’s … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ho Chol Yong-managed machine plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Central Tree Nursery #122 DPRK state media reported on May 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

05/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Illustrating the 7th Party Congress

With the convocation of the Seventh (7th) Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] on May 6 (Friday) some further information illustrating about what the congress will do and … Continue reading

05/03/2016

International Labor Day Marked (May Day! May Day!)

Senior DPRK leadership celebrated International Labor Day (May) on Sunday (May 1).  Kim Yong Nam (President of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium), Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Choe Ryong … Continue reading

05/03/2016

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