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

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and guidance of a ballistic missile test on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] … Continue reading

02/15/2017

NYDA Reunification Joint Conference Held

A joint conference focused on implementing the tasks for reunification outlined in Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) New Year’s Day Address was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in … Continue reading

01/19/2017

New Vice Premier Appointed to DPRK Cabinet

Jon Kwang Ho (Cho’n Kwang-ho) was appointed DPRK vice premier by order (resolution) #1513 of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) on January 17, 2017 (Tuesday). In 2012-2016 Jon served as … Continue reading

01/17/2017

Joint Conference on NYDA Held

DPRK state media reported on January 9, 2016 (Monday) that on the previous Saturday and Sunday that “a joint conference” was held in Pyongyang to “discuss ways for carrying through … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun for the New Year

  KJU’s last observed media appearance was his delivery of the New Year’s address. KJU’s last observed physical appearance was joint concert by the Moran Bong Band and the Merited … Continue reading

01/05/2017

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

Kim Jong Un and DPRK Central Leadership Visit Cuban Embassy

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK on November 28 (Monday) to pay a condolence call … Continue reading

11/29/2016

DPRK Enters Mourning Period for Fidel

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium and the DPRK Cabinet issued a joint decision on November 27 (Sunday) declaring a national mourning … Continue reading

11/28/2016

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