North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Promotions List Issued for Sun’s Day

A military promotions list was issued on April 14 (Fridayday), ahead of  Sun’s Day[April 15] (Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary).  In his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, … Continue reading

04/14/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Mushroom Farm

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the KPA 2017 Tank Competion DPRK state media reported April 8 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently-constructed Pyongyang … Continue reading

04/07/2017

KJU Visits Korean Revolution Museum

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a rocket engine test DPRK state media reported on March 28 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Korean Revolution … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits School for Orphans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection and command of a tactical drill DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang … Continue reading

02/02/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Fishery Station and Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Ryugyo’ng Kimchi Factory DPRK state media reported on January 15 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Ku’msanp’o Fish Pickling … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits the Ryongaksan Soap Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 29 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Opthalmic Hospital

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 18 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

10/17/2016

Old-New Mergers at Office #39 and Office #38?

Last week, Yonhap reported that the DPRK “is presumed to have combined the ruling party’s two units” which manage the so-called “Party funds.”  According to this brief news item, Office #38 … Continue reading

10/02/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently constructed Medical Oxygen Factory.  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] … Continue reading

09/16/2016

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