North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Trade Unions Hold 7th Congress

The General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] held its 7th Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang October 25 and October 26 (Tuesday and Wednesday).  Among … Continue reading

10/30/2016

Kulloja Anniversary Marked

A meeting marking the 70th anniversary of Kulloja, the theoretical ideological journal of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Central Report Meeting Held To Mark KJI Election As WPK GS

A central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on October 7 (Friday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s … Continue reading

10/08/2016

KIS 70th Anniversary Marked

A series of events on September 30 (Friday) and October 1 (Saturday) marked the 70th anniversary of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) University.    On September 27 (Tuesday), Kim Jong … Continue reading

10/04/2016

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

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk’s Demise

Floral wreath-laying ceremonies were held on September 22 (Thursday) to mark the 67th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), wife of late DPRK President and founder … Continue reading

09/23/2016

KJU Poses for a Photo with Participants in the Fifth Nuclear Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test at the Sohae Space Center DPRK state media reported on September 22, 2016 (Thursday) … Continue reading

09/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kosan Fruit Farm

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was to a medical oxygen factory. DPRK state media reported on September 18, 2016 (Sunday) Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-un) visited the Kosan Combined … Continue reading

09/19/2016

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