North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Promotions Order Issued for the Day of the Shining Star

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) issued a military promotions order for the occasion of the birthday of his father, late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) on February 13 (Tuesday).  Jong Un “expressed the […]

Feb, 15

Loyalty Oath Meeting at Mt. Paektu

Members of the DPRK central leadership traveled up to Samjiyo’n and to Mt. Paektu on February 12 (Monday).  Among those who made the trip were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Propaganda and […]

Feb, 14

Parade Held to Mark the 70th Anniversary of the KPA’s Foundation

KJU’s and RSJ’s last observed appearances were the test drive of a recently manufactured trolley bus A fabulous military parade was held in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang during the late morning of […]

Feb, 10

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

8 February Army Day to be Commemorated

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized a decision on January 22 (Monday) that the Army Foundation Day would be marked on February 8, reverting to the historical anniversary when the Korean People’s […]

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


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