North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides SOF Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the fifth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly on April 11 DPRK state media reported on April 13 (Thursday) that Kim … Continue reading

04/13/2017

Kim Jong Un Attends Merited State Choir Anniversary Concert

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samch’o’n Catfish Farm Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the 70th anniversary concert of the State Merited Chorus (Merited State Choir) at … Continue reading

02/24/2017

Kim Jong Un Inspects a KPA Unit #233 Company

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ku’msanp’o Fishery and Pickling Factory DPRK state media reported on January 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected a … Continue reading

01/19/2017

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Large Live Fire Artillery Exercise

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK to pay a condolence call on the death of Fidel Castro Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

12/02/2016

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit #380 HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with Women’s Union 6th Congress participants DPRK state media reported on November 25 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/25/2016

Rally Marks 6th Anniversary of YP-do Shelling

An army-people solidarity rally marking the sixth anniversary of the artillery shelling of Yo’npyo’ng Island was held in Kangryo’ng County on November 23 (Wednesday).  Attending the rally were IV Army … Continue reading

11/24/2016

KJU Inspects KPA Sub-unit

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of a SOF battalion under KPA Unit #525 DPRK state media reported on November 9 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

11/08/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Concert by KPA Officers’ Wives

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Architectural Institute DPRK state media reported on July 16 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a … Continue reading

07/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

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