North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Attends Missile Test

Kim Jong Un Attends Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a dental supply factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and personally guided what the DPRK claimed to be the successful “test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14” […]

Jul, 04

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Test

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test launch of the Pugukso’ng-2 ballistic missile near Pukch’ang, South P’yo’ngan, on the afternoon [NKST] of May 21 (Sunday).  Joining him for the test launch were […]

May, 21

Central Report Meeting Marks KPA’s Official 85th Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the official 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was held on April 24 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang.  Attending the […]

Apr, 25
Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

Foreign Ministry Spox Issues Statement on Syria strike

On April 8 (Saturday) the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a spokesman’s statement on the US’ April 7 air strike which described it as “an act of aggression on a sovereign state that can never be tolerated.” According […]

Apr, 09

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Mushroom Farm

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the KPA 2017 Tank Competion DPRK state media reported April 8 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently-constructed Pyongyang Mushroom Farm.  Also in attendance […]

Apr, 07

Pak Pong Ju Visits

DPRK state media reported on March 11, 2017 the State Affairs Commission vice chair and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex outside Anju, South P’yo’ngan Province. While he toured […]

Mar, 31

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kumsong Tractor Factory

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Kumsong Tractor Factory.  Choe toured the factory […]

Mar, 31

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