North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Test

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test launch of the Pugukso’ng-2 ballistic missile near Pukch’ang, South P’yo’ngan, on the afternoon [NKST] of May 21 (Sunday).  Joining him … Continue reading

05/21/2017

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drill

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a tree planting event at Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary School Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a missile test in North … Continue reading

03/06/2017

Has the State Security Boss Been Dismissed?

ROK media, citing a sources “familiar with North Korean affairs,” alleges that General Kim Won Hong (Kim Wo’n-hong) was “dismissed” from his position, possibly during December 2016.  According to Yonhap, “Kim … Continue reading

02/03/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits School for Orphans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection and command of a tactical drill DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang … Continue reading

02/02/2017

Numero Tres Visits Ryomyong Street Construction

DPRK state media reported on January 31 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae … Continue reading

02/02/2017

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

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 KPA Fishery Stations

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of defense positions in the KPA’s southwestern front DPRK state media reported on November 17 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/18/2016

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