North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

New SED Director?

Choe Sang Gon appears to have been appointed director of the Central Committee’s Science and Education Department [SED], replacing Choe Myong Tong.  Since the beginning of October, Choe has attended three science-related events identified by […]

Oct, 27

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on KJI’s B-Day

KJU’s last observed public event was his attendance at a concert in Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), along with select members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of […]

Feb, 16

Kim Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), last seen arriving home at three in the morning from Viet Nam, voted in the elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly during the morning [KST] of March 10 (Sunday).  […]

Mar, 10

Science Book Fair Opens

The 11th annual Pyongyang International Science and Technology Book Fair opened at the Sci-Tech Complex on September 10 (Monday).  The book fair displays various texts published or disseminated by 70 different publishing houses from, among […]

Sep, 12

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Poultry Farms

DPRK state media reported on September 5 (Wednesday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Mangyo’ngdae Chicken Farm and the 927 Chicken […]

Sep, 07

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and KPA Factory #525

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ch’o’ngjin Bag Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted inspections of the Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and Korean People’s Army [KPA] Factory #525.  Also in attendance were […]

Jul, 25

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