North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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


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


Kim Jong Un Visits 3D Theater, Video Arcade and Renovation of PY Indoor Stadium

DPRK state media reported on 14 September (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited two new attractions at the Ru’ngra People’s Pleasure Park and the renovation of the Pyongyang … Continue reading

09/15/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Documentary Film Shows Kim Jong Il Inspecting Nodong, KN-08 Missiles

To mark the 53rd anniversary of Military-First (So’ngun) Revolutionary Leadership, DPRK state media aired another installment of the documentary film series General Kim Jong Il’s Matchless Patriotic  Defense of the Country. … Continue reading

08/28/2013 · 4 Comments

Documentary Film Aired on Moranbong Band Visit to KPA Large Combined Unit #630

On or around 15 April (Monday) DPRK state media broadcast a documentary film about a 11 April 2013 visit by members of the DPRK core elite and a concert by … Continue reading

04/17/2013 · 2 Comments

CMC Meetings Shown in DPRK Documentary on Kim Jong Un’s Military Activities

On 5 March DPRK state media released a documentary film which compiled film footage of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspecting Korean People’s Army [KPA] units, observing training exercises and … Continue reading

03/18/2013 · 4 Comments

KJI Birthday Events Begin

DPRK state media reported during 7-9 February (Thursday-Saturday) that events commemorating the official 71st birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, called the Day of the Shining Star, began in … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Documentary Released of U’nha-3 Rocket Launch

DPRK state media released a documentary film on 21 December (Thursday) depicting the production, preparations and 12 December 2012 launch of the U’nha-3 rocket and the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-3 (KMS-3.2) satellite.  The … Continue reading

12/23/2012 · Leave a comment

Party, KPA and DPRK Government Officials Make Condolence Calls to Cambodian Embassy

DPRK state media reported on 17 October (Wednesday) and 18 October (Thursday) that senior officials of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP], Korean People’s Army [KPA], DPRK Government, Ministry of People’s … Continue reading

10/18/2012 · Leave a comment

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