North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Events Held for Day of the Shining Star

A variety of meetings and cultural events were held to mark the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star.  The Union of Agricultural Workers […]

Feb, 19

Kim Jong Un Meets High-Level Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the KPA Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) held a meeting in central Pyongyang on February 12 […]

Feb, 13

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement about DPRK-US Interaction at Pyeongchang Olympics

DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department Director-General Jo Yong Sam [Cho Yo’ng-sam] issued a statement about potential interactions between US government officials and the DPRK’s high-level delegation on the sidelines of the opening ceremonies of […]

Feb, 09

DPRK Premier Visits Taean Heavy Machine Complex and Sports Equipment Factory

DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Taean Heavy Machine Complex an the Athletic Apparatus Factory.  He toured the Taean Heavy Machine Complex described by KCNA as […]

Jan, 26

Kim Jong Un Visits Songdowon International Children’s Camp (revised)

DPRK state media reported on 6 July (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wo’nsan, Kangwo’n Province.  Attending his visit to the camp were Han Kwang Sang (Director of […]

Jul, 05

DPRK Premier Visits Construction Work at Wisong Street Apartments and May Day Stadium

DPRK state media reported on 5 July (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the construction of the Wisong Street apartment complex and the renovation of May Day Stadium.  According to KCNA Pak […]

Jul, 05

Kim Jong Un Resurfaces

When a train crossed the DPRK-PRC border on 26 May, the occupant was said to be Kim Cho’ng-u’n.  Pyongyang watchers widely anticipated the hereditary successor’s sojourn to the PRC in 2011, similar to Kim Cho’ng-il’s […]

May, 30

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