North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Pak Pong Ju visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex “alive with the drive for increasing the production of iron … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Kim Yong Nam at NAM

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Presidium Member Kim Yo’ng-nam [Kim Yong Nam] attended the Non-aligned Movement [NAM] summit on Margarita Island, Venezuela. … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently constructed Medical Oxygen Factory.  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] … Continue reading

09/16/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day

  On September 8th, 2016 (Thursday), a central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK. Also … Continue reading

09/08/2016

KJU Attends Photo Session with SLBM Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with participants in the 9th Youth Congress. DPRK state media reported on September 1 (Thursday) that Kim … Continue reading

09/04/2016

Ninth Youth Congress Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of the Pukgukso’ng SLBM The 9th Youth Congress was held in Pyongyang on August 28 (Sunday).  Kim Jong … Continue reading

08/28/2016

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