North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Triplicate: PPJ On-Site Visits

DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured Kumso’ng Tractor Factory. Pak toured the factory … Continue reading

02/03/2017

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

Party Leadership Open Residential Units in Flood-damaged N. Hamgyo’ng

Apartment housing for 19,000 families whose homes were destroyed by floods this past August were opened ceremoniously by Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairmen during November 19 (Saturday) and … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits North Hamgyo’ng Province

  According to DPRK state media, State Affairs Commission (SAC) vice chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju made a visit to flood damaged areas in North Hamgyo’ng Province, including Hoeryo’ng … Continue reading

10/18/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Hu’ngnam Port

  DPRK state media reported on October 2, 2016 (Sunday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju, toured Hu’ngnam Port. He learned “about the departure … Continue reading

10/04/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Sunchon Cement Complex

  DPRK state media reported on September 25, 2016 (Sunday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Sunchon Cement Complex and had a … Continue reading

09/28/2016

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk’s Demise

Floral wreath-laying ceremonies were held on September 22 (Thursday) to mark the 67th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), wife of late DPRK President and founder … Continue reading

09/23/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Namp’o and Wo’nsan Ports

  DPRK state media reported on September 23, 2016 (Friday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu], visited Namp’o and Wo’nsan Ports “alive with … Continue reading

09/23/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Metal Industrial Field

  DPRK state media reported August 24 (Wednesday), DPRK Priemer Pak Pong Ju visited the Kim Ch’aek Iron and Steel Complex, the Ch’o’ngjin Steel Plant, the Puryo’ng Ferroalloy Factory and the … Continue reading

08/24/2016

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