North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Korean Jurists Association Issues Statement on Jong Nam’s demise

The Korean Jurists’ Association issued the first observed statement from a DPRK institution on the death of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son late leader Kim Jong Il (Kim … Continue reading

02/24/2017

Numero Tres Visits Ryomyong Street Construction

DPRK state media reported on January 31 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae … Continue reading

02/02/2017

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit #1314

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of a company subordinate to KPA Unit #233 DPRK state media reported on January 22 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

01/24/2017

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

Kim Jong Un Visits August 25 Fishery Station

KJU’s last observed appearance was his commanding and observing an MLRS firing contest by women gunners DPRK state media reported on November 20 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/20/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Women’s MLRS Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the May 27 and January 8 Fishery Stations DPRK state media reported November 19 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Women’s Union Holds 6th Congress

The Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU] held its Sixth Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang on November 17 (Thursday) and November 18 (Friday). ¬†Attending the congress … Continue reading

11/19/2016

KCNA President Attends OANA and News Agencies Congress in Baku

Korean Central News Agency President Kim Chang Gwang [Kim Chang-kwang] along with Ri Yong Bom [Ri Yo’ng-pom] attended the 5th News Agencies’ World Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 16th … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Fishery Stations

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of defense positions in the KPA’s southwestern front DPRK state media reported on November 17 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/18/2016

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