North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

5th Anniversary of KJI Demise Marked

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a KPA fishery station Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on the morning of December 17 … Continue reading

12/18/2016

Gen. Kim Myong Guk (1940-2016)

Former 1st Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff and Director of the General Staff Operations Bureau, General Kim Myong Guk (Kim Myo’ng-kuk) passed away in Pyongyang … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends GFTUK Photo-op

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ryongaksan Soap Factory DPRK state media reported on October 30 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op with … Continue reading

10/30/2016

Trade Unions Hold 7th Congress

The General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] held its 7th Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang October 25 and October 26 (Tuesday and Wednesday).  Among … Continue reading

10/30/2016

Party Conferences Held

DPRK state media reported on April 21 (Thursday) that the South Hamgyo’ng, North Hwanghae and Raso’n Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK]  provincial party conferences took place.  The party conferences were … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Navy Factory and Guides MLRS Test Firing

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection and guidance of a landing and anti-landing drill DPRK state media reported on March 22 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/21/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Rocket Reentry Simulation (updated)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the 2016 KPA Tank Competition (translation variant between KCNA and state broadcasting noted in parentheses) DPRK state media reported … Continue reading

03/14/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on March 12 (Saturday) which formally declared “military counteractions” to the joint US-ROK Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises.  According … Continue reading

03/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends MLRS Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to T’aeso’ng Machine Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the test firing of multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS] which will be … Continue reading

03/03/2016

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