North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Gen. Pak Yong Sik Meets with Lao President and Defense Minister

  Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik and a delegation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] met with the Laos President Choummaly Sayasone and Lao Defense … Continue reading

11/24/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits August 25 Fishery Station

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his test riding a new subway car on the Pyongyang Metro DPRK state media reported on November 23 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

11/22/2015

Centenary of the birth of Ryu Kyong Su commemorated

The 100th birth anniversary (centenary) of DPRK hero Ryu Kyong Su (1915-1958 [Yu Kyo’ng-su] ) was commemorated with a memorial meeting and graveside remembrance service on September 10 (Thursday).  The … Continue reading

09/14/2015

Kim Yo Jong Married?

On January 2, 2015, Yonhap reported that WPK Propaganda and Agitation Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo-cho’ng), younger sister of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), married a son of WPK Secretary … Continue reading

01/03/2015

Special Investigative Committee Formed Under National Defense Commission

On 4 July 2014, the DPRK Government formed a special investigative committee charged with a “comprehensive” enquiry into the the whereabouts and status of all Japanese nationals presently residing, or … Continue reading

07/04/2014

Kim Jong Attends Concert and Photo-Op with KPA Meeting Participants

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session and a concert with the participants in the 4th Meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] company commanders and political instructors … Continue reading

10/27/2013 · Leave a comment

Munsu Water Park Opens

The Munsu Water Park, a water amusement park in east Pyongyang that has been under construction since February 2013, opened with a ceremony on 15 October (Tuesday).  Ceremony participants included … Continue reading

10/16/2013 · 2 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends Two Concerts

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a pair of concerts on 15 October (Tuesday). One concert was given by Russia’s Orchestra of the 21st Century at the East Pyongyang Grand … Continue reading

10/16/2013 · Leave a comment

General Staff Statement Says KPA “Ready to Promptly Launch Operations Any Time”

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on 7 October (Monday) which said that the KPA’s “the units of all services and army corps level of the … Continue reading

10/08/2013 · 1 Comment

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