North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Han Kwang Sang Affirmed as KWP Department Director

DPRK state media has identified central party finance and accounting cadre Han Kwang Sang as a Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Department Director.  In a 23 September (Monday) report about Kim … Continue reading

09/25/2013 · Leave a comment

KJI Youngest Daughter Working as Events Manager for KJU?

Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng), the 26 year old sister of DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), is working in the National Defense Commission [NDC] as her older brother’s … Continue reading

07/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan and Attends Banquet to Mark KPA Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and attended a banquet on 25 April (Thursday), to mark the official … Continue reading

04/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Basketball Game with Dennis Rodman (updated 1 March)

DPRK state media reported on 28 February (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched a basketball with former NBA player and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman at Ryugyong Jong … Continue reading

02/28/2013 · 1 Comment

Rumors of Dismissed People’s Security Minister Floated in ROK Media

South Korean [ROK] media, citing an interview with an unnamed ROK government official, are circulating rumors that DPRK Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su) has been … Continue reading

02/28/2013 · Leave a comment

KJU Attends Party Central Committee’s 2nd Banquet for Rocket Launch Personnel

DPRK state media reported on 30 December (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a second banquet for 12 December 2012 rocket launch personnel hosted by the Korean Workers’ … Continue reading

12/30/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU attends Banquet Celebrating U’nha-3 Launch

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a banquet honoring Korean Committee for Space … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · 2 Comments

Office #38 Repurposed?

Kyodo News reported on 18 October (Thursday) that Office #38, a unit of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Finance and Accounting Department which managed some of Kim Jong Il’s cash … Continue reading

10/18/2012 · Leave a comment

Party Elders Host Banquet for KPA Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that a “grand banquet” was held at Mokran House in central Pyongyang to celebrate the official 80th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA].  Based on … Continue reading

04/28/2012 · 1 Comment

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