North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Holds Ceremony Marking Sun’s Day (KIS Birth Anniversary)

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] conventional forces gathered at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on April 10 (Monday) to mark Sun’s Day, or the 105th birth anniversary of DPRK founder … Continue reading

04/11/2017

Central Report Meeting Held To Mark KJI Election As WPK GS

A central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on October 7 (Friday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s … Continue reading

10/08/2016

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and supervision of an ICBM engine test at Sohae Space Center in Ch’o’lsan County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks Fourth Anniversary of Jong Un’s Appointment to Top Positions

A central report meeting marking the fourth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) appointment to the position of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 1st Secretary and National Defense Commission … Continue reading

04/12/2016

KPA Holds Loyalty Meeting to Mark Sun’s Day

A loyalty meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members was held at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on April 11 (Monday) to commemorate Sun’s … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Guides Largest Artillery Exercise in DPRK History

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test and cascade separation DPRK state media reported on March 25 (Friday) that Kim Jong … Continue reading

03/24/2016

Kim Jong Un Commands and Observes Landing and Anti-Landing Drills

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the development of Ryomyo’ng Street in Pyongyang DPRK state media reported on March 20 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/21/2016

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