North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

KJU Arranges Banquet and Performance for PRC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass games performance on September 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a concert at Mansudae Art Theater […]

Sep, 12

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council, on September 8 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] […]

Sep, 09

KJU Receives ROK Delegation

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with a delegation representing ROK President Moon Jae In at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee HQ in central Pyongyang on September 5 (Wednesday).  Also in attendance […]

Sep, 06

Kim Jong Un Attends Ju Kyu Chang’s Wake

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his guidance tour of the Myohyangsan Medical Appliances Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) paid his respects at a viewing for Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang) on September 4 […]

Sep, 05

Ju Kyu Chang (1928-2018)

Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang), one of the top officials involved in the research and development of the DPRK’s WMDs and conventional weapons, died at the age of 89 in Pyongyang at 2030 on September […]

Sep, 04

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

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