North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Symphony Orchestra Gives Foundation Day Concert

The National Symphony Orchestra gave a concert Socialist Symphony at Moranbong Theater on September 10 (Monday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK. Attending the concert were Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] […]

Sep, 12

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council, on September 8 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] […]

Sep, 09

PPJ Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel, Taean Friendship Glass Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 7 (Friday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited and inspected Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex the Taean Friendship Glass Factory. After […]

Sep, 08

PPJ Vists Parts of the Rice Basket

DPRK state media reported on August 25 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted on-site inspections of Kulloja Cooperative Farm in Sinch’o’n County. Ch’imch’o’n Cooperative Farm […]

Aug, 27

Senior DPRK Officials Visit Ku’msusan to Mark Anniversary of KIS’ Demise

Senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on July 8 (Sunday), the 24th anniversary of the death of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng). Among the […]

Jul, 08

PPJ Inspects Various Units in S. P’yo’ngan and Pyongyang

by Sierra Madden DPRK state media reported on July 3, 2018 that Vice Chairman of the State affairs Commission and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the Su’ngri Motor Complex and the Jenam […]

Jul, 07

KJU Inspects KPA Unit #1524 and Sindo County NPY

  KJU’s last observed appearance was arrival from his visit to the PRC DPRK state media reported on June 30 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Sindo County, North P’yo’ngan Province and conducted […]

Jun, 30

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