North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Watches a Tactical Missile Test

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded the test of a tactical “guided weapon conducted by the Academy of Defense Science” on 17 April (Wednesday).  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea Vice […]

Apr, 18

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

Politburo Holds Expanded Meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Political Bureau [Politburo] met on the second floor of the WPK Central Committee office building on the afternoon of 9 April (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 10

5th Inter Korea Summit Held

ROK President Moon Jae In and a large delegation visited the DPRK during September 18 (Tuesday) to September 20 (Thursday). Moon arrived at Pyongyang International Airport during the morning of September 18.  Kim Jong Un […]

Sep, 21

Central Report Meeting Marks DPRK 70th Birhtday

A central report meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK took place at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Sunday (September 9). Report meetings were also held in provincial capitals, cities […]

Sep, 17

Central Message Meeting Held

A meeting held to authorize a message to Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK was held at the People’s Palace of Culture on Friday (September […]

Sep, 09

Kim Yong Chun Funeral Held

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n County with Ri Sol Ju A funeral was held for Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un) on August 20 (Monday).  Among the senior DPRK officials who […]

Aug, 22

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