North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU’s Mother Surfaces in Party Documentary

Mainichi Shimbun obtained a copy of an 80-minute documentary film entitled The Great Mother which depicts a woman named Ri U’n-sil caring for a young Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

06/11/2012 · 2 Comments

Kim Kyong Hui in the North Country?

Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i) reportedly visited Onso’ng County, North Hamgyo’ng Province, on 26 May.  A Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and Political Bureau member, as well as Kim Jong … Continue reading

06/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Speaks at Korean Children’s Union 66th Anniversary Conference

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and spoke at the 66th anniversary conference of the Korean Children’s Union [KCU] held at Kim Il Sung Stadium … Continue reading

06/06/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un’s Other Grandfather

      Questions about Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) maternal family lineage have once again floated to the surface.  Since his December 2011 accession, official documentary films and essays … Continue reading

05/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Mass Rally Held in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on Friday (20 April) that an “army-people” rally was held in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.  The event included a demonstration and speaking program which … Continue reading

04/21/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Commemorative Photo Sessions

DPRK state media reported Tuesday (17 April) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three commemorative photo sessions in Pyongyang.  The first photo session occurred at the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace … Continue reading

04/18/2012 · 2 Comments

U Tong Chuk Standing in the Shadows?

South Korean media, citing an anonymous source, reports that the Ministry of State Security’s [MSS] Gen. U Tong Chuk (U To’ng-ch’uk) may have been removed from office.  Gen. U was … Continue reading

04/17/2012 · 2 Comments

KJU Visits KPA Navy Unit #155

DPRK state media reported on 5 April (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted an inspection of KPA Navy Unit #155, which was responsible for the capture of USS … Continue reading

04/06/2012 · 1 Comment

Huichon Power Station Opened

The DPRK opened the Hu’ich’o’n Power Station in Chagang Province on Thursday (5 April).  Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam, DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim, National … Continue reading

04/06/2012 · Leave a comment

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