North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Senior Officials Celebrate Youth Day

  On August 28, 2016 (Sunday), senior party and state officials celebrate youth day along with the youth of the DPRK. In attendance were Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium  President Kim Yo’ng-nam … Continue reading


DPRK Premier Tours Sites in North P’yo’ngan Province

DPRK state media reported on 29 March (Friday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim toured various sites in North P’yo’ngan Province.  The focus of his visits was agricultural work. … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · Leave a comment

National Meeting of Judges and Prosecutors Held

DPRK state media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that “active” DPRK prosecutors and judges attended a commemorative photo session with “senior party, state and army officials.”  The prosecutors and judges gathered … Continue reading

11/27/2012 · Leave a comment

Monuments Dedicated at Chol Pass and Tongil Street

DPRK state media reported that a monument dedicated to Kim Jong Il’s military-first (so’ngun) leadership was dedicated on Friday (7 September) at Chol Pass in Kangwo’n Province.  Attending the ceremony … Continue reading

09/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Workers’ Orgs to Hold Conferences in May and June

DPRK state media reported on 4 May (Friday) that the four major Workers’ Organizations will hold membership conferences “from late May to early June.”  KCNA reports: Conferences of the Kim … Continue reading

05/04/2012 · Leave a comment

van der Bijl Returns to NL

Willem van der Bijl, owner of a Utrecht stamp and coin shop, returned to The Netherlands via Beijing on Saturday (13 August).  Mr. van der Bijl had been slated to … Continue reading

08/15/2011 · Leave a comment

Missing NL Stamp Shop Owner Turns up in DPRK Press

Willem van der Bijl, a Utrecht stamp shop owner who was presumed missing after traveling to the DPRK, wrote an editorial (or provided a testimonial) for Pyongyang Times about his visit … Continue reading

08/11/2011 · 1 Comment

KJI Votes Early and Often

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) participated in local elections in Ryo’ngso’ng District, Pyongyang, on 24 July (Sunday).  According to KCNA, KJI voted for Pak Hyong Ryol, a manager of the … Continue reading

07/25/2011 · Leave a comment

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