North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KJU Visits Ch’o’ngjin and Other Places in N. Hamgyo’ng (The Green, Green Grass of Home)

KJU’s last observed appearance was attending a commemorative photo-op with Samjiyo’n Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) County Committee Officials Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) spent a few days providing on-the-spot-guidance in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending […]

Jul, 19

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

PPJ Visits N. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on June 18 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), who is also Vice Chairman of the State Affairs Commission and a Presidium Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Jun, 24

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

PPJ Visits South Hwanghae

DPRK state media reported on March 20 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chair and Premier Pak Pong Ju  [Pak Pong-chu] surveyed various places in South Hwanghae Province including Haeju Trailing Farm Machine Factory and […]

Mar, 22

PPJ Visits Ch’o’llima Iron Works

DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited the Ch’o’llima (Kangson) Steel Complex near Namp’o, the Pot’onggang Organic Compound Fertilizer Factory and Pyongyang Automation Appliances Factory. At the fertilizer […]

Feb, 21

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