North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJI Revolutionary Tour Anniversary Marked

A national meeting was held at the Samjiyo’n Grand Monument on June 4 (Saturday) to mark the 60th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) initiating a study tour of … Continue reading

06/07/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction of Soap Factory and Renovated Manyo’ngdae Children’s Camp

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Sports Apparatus Factory DPRK state media reported on June 4 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

06/04/2016

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

Party Congress Delegates Arrive in Pyongyang, as Cultural Events Mark Congress’ Opening

DPRK state media reported that more than 3,000 delegates and observers to the 7th Party Congress arrived in Pyongyang on May 2 (Monday).   An art exhibition celebrating the convocation … 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

DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Central Leadership Visit Kunja-ri, Participate in Statue Unveiling

Senior members of the DPRK’s central leadership and senior officials of the DPRK’s defense industries visited the Kunja-ri Revolutionary Site in So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province on April 12 (Tuesday). … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Pyongyang Spring Arts Festival Opens

The 30th annual April Spring Friendship Arts Festival opened at East Pyongyang Grand Theater on April 11 (Monday).  It will consist of a variety of performances at different theaters in … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Anniversary Concert of KPA Military Band

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation of KPA Air and Anti-Force combat aviation exercises DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

02/23/2016

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