North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Conducts 6th Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its sixth nuclear test at (NKST) on September 3 (Sunday).  According to the Nuclear Weapons Institute’s report: Scientists in the nuclear field of the DPRK successfully carried out a test of H-bomb […]

Sep, 04

Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace Reopens

The renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was formally re-opened at a ceremony in Pyongyang on December 8 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Kim Ki Nam (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Propaganda and Agitation [information […]

Dec, 09

Rodong Sinmun Turns 70

A meeting commemorating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Rodong Sinmun, the Workers’ Party of Korea’s [WPK] daily newspaper (and the DPRK’s paper of record), was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in central […]

Nov, 04

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 who have previously resided, in […]

Jul, 04

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