North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Machinery and Equipment Exhibition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with 7th Party Congress participants DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/14/2016

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

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

WPK Central Committee and Central Auditing Commission Meet

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 7th Term Central Committee (a/k/a 7th Central Committee) 7th Term Central Auditing Commission (7th Central Auditing Commission) met in Pyongyang on May 9 (Monday). … Continue reading

05/10/2016

70-Day Campaign Officially Ends, Sets the Table for 7th Party Congress

  The 70 Day labor campaign (speed battle) preceding the 7th Congress formally ended this week.  According to a report published by KCNA on May 5 (Thursday) the campaign was … Continue reading

05/06/2016

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

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

02/03/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’mkop Foodstuffs Factory DPRK state media reported on January 28 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Kim … Continue reading

01/27/2016

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