North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Watches a Tactical Missile Test

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded the test of a tactical “guided weapon conducted by the Academy of Defense Science” on 17 April (Wednesday).  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea Vice […]

Apr, 18

4th Plenum of the the WPK Central Committee Held

The fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] was held in central Pyongyang on 10 April (Wednesday).  Kim Jong Un chaired and directed the meeting. The […]

Apr, 11

Politburo Holds Expanded Meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Political Bureau [Politburo] met on the second floor of the WPK Central Committee office building on the afternoon of 9 April (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 10

Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on September 9 A military parade and procession was held in central Pyongyang on September 9, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 18

KPA Promotions Issued for Foundation Day

On September 8 (Saturday), Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) issued Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] Order #005 “raising the military titles of commanding members of the People’s Army” on the “occasion […]

Sep, 12

Kim Yong Chun Funeral Held

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n County with Ri Sol Ju A funeral was held for Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un) on August 20 (Monday).  Among the senior DPRK officials who […]

Aug, 22

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

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