North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Hwang Pyong So Back after Four Month Public Absence

Hwang Pyong So [Hwang Pyo’ng-so’] has returned to an unknown position in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee.  He was observed in the front row at a February 15 central report meeting marking […]

Feb, 16

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

KJU and RSJ Participate in a Test Drive of a Trolley Bus

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory.  RSJ’s last observed appearance was her visit to the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory. DPRK state media reported on February 4 (Sunday) that Kim […]

Feb, 04

KJU Visits Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory, along with his wife Ri Sol Ju DPRK state media reported on February 1 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the […]

Feb, 01

KJU and RSJ Visit Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Teacher Training College DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited and […]

Jan, 26

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

Post-Party Cell Conference Meetings Held

A loyalty meeting of participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairpersons was held in Pyongyang on December 26 (Tuesday).  Attending the meeting, in addition to the conference participants, were Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Dec, 28

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