North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

Central Report Meeting Marks KJU’s Appointment to Top Jobs

A central report meeting marking the sixth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] assumption of the top positions in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] and DPRK Government was held on April 11 (Wednesday) […]

Apr, 13

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star (updated and revised 16 FEB 2018)

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with members of the Samjiyo’n Orchestra on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight […]

Feb, 16

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

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

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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