North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae to OGD? [revised 13 JAN 2018]

Yonhap reports that Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] was appointed director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Organization Guidance Department [OGD] (officially called the Organizational Leadership Department) during the October 2017 plenary meeting of […]

Jan, 11

KJU Attends Concert with Participants of Conference of Party Cell Chairs

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert given for participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs in Pyongyang on December 29 (Friday).  Among those in attendance were Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo-cho’ng], […]

Dec, 31

2017 Five Year Economic Plan Review Conference

DPRK state media reported on December 29, 2017 a joint conference held in Pyongyang on December 28, 2017 which included officials of the Party, state, economy and armed forces. In attendance were State Affairs Commission […]

Dec, 29

DPRK Premier Visits Hamhu’ng

DPRK state media reported on December 26, 2017 that State Affairs Commission Vice Chair and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) surveyed the Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex, the February 8 Vinalon Complex and the Ryongsong Machine […]

Dec, 28

Kim Jong Suk’s 100th Birth Anniversary Marked

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), first wife of late DPRK President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng), mother of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and Kim […]

Dec, 25

KJU Attends Photo-op with Party Cell Conference Participants

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the final day of the party cell chairpersons’ conference on December 23 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op with participants of the 5th Conference […]

Dec, 25

5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs Closes

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the second day of the Party Cell Chairs’ conference on December 22 The concluding sessions of the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons were held at Pyongyang […]

Dec, 25

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