North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

4th Plenum of the the WPK Central Committee Held

The fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] was held in central Pyongyang on 10 April (Wednesday).  Kim Jong Un chaired and directed the meeting. The […]

Apr, 11

PPJ and CRH Visit Their Home Provinces Prior to SPA

Two members of the core leadership conducted inspection tours of production units located in their respective home provinces. DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju conducted on-site inspections in North Hamgyo’ng […]

Apr, 11

Ju Kyu Chang (1928-2018)

Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang), one of the top officials involved in the research and development of the DPRK’s WMDs and conventional weapons, died at the age of 89 in Pyongyang at 2030 on September […]

Sep, 04

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n County

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Samjiyo’n County, Yanggang Province for several days of on the spot guidance.  Attending his visits, at various points, […]

Jul, 10

KJU Visits Wo’nsan-Kalma Tourist Zone Construction

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a railway construction project in Kangwo’n Province DPRK state media reported on May 26 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma […]

May, 26

Kim Jong Un Visits a Railway Construction Site in Kangwo’n

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and chairing of the 1st expanded meeting of the 7th WPK Central Military Commission, on or around May 18 DPRK state media reported on May 25 (Friday) that […]

May, 25

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

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