North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un Visits KJI State Security Statue and Pyongyang Amusement Parks

DPRK state media reported on 6 October (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ministry of State Security [MSS] and toured renovation work at the Mangyo’ngdae Fun Fair … Continue reading

10/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Performance by KPISF, Visits Health Complex & Outdoor Ice Rink

DPRK state media reported on 26 July (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended an art performance given by the song and dance ensemble of the Korean People’s Internal Security … Continue reading

07/27/2012 · 2 Comments

KJU Named KPA Marshal, Hyon Yong Chol Named Chief of General Staff

Three days after the dismissal of VMar Ri Yong Ho as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) was named KPA Marshal.  While … Continue reading

07/22/2012 · 1 Comment

Hyon Yong Chol Promoted to Vice Marshal

DPRK state media reported on 16 July (Monday) that former commander of the VIII Army Corps, Gen. Hyon Yong Chol (Hyo’n Yo’ng-ch’o’l) was promoted to the rank of Vice Marshal … Continue reading

07/17/2012 · 2 Comments

KPA Chief of Staff “Relieved” of Position

DPRK state media reported on 16 July (Monday) that VMar Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho; Yi Yong-ho), chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff was “relieved from all … Continue reading

07/16/2012 · 5 Comments

Central Leadership Commemorates 18th Anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s Death

DPRK state media reports  that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) along with senior commanders of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight … Continue reading

07/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Members of the Central Leadership Visit Changjon Street Apartments

DPRK state media reported on 6 July (Friday) that members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau and other members of the central leadership visited the residents of the … Continue reading

07/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Hosiery Factory and Children’s Shop in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 2 July (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the Pyongyang Hosiery Factory and the Children’s Department Store in Pyongyang.  KJU’s last reported public … Continue reading

07/03/2012 · Leave a comment

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