North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Tours Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to a shoe factory. DPRK state media reported that on Sunday October 29, 2017 Kim Jong Un “together with Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu), gave field […]

Oct, 31

2nd Plenary Session of the 7th WPK Central Committee Held

The second plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] was held on October 7 (Saturday).  The last plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK was […]

Oct, 08

Kim Jong Un Visits Mindulle Notebook Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on the 104th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on April 19 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited […]

Apr, 18

Kim Jong Un Attends Awards Ceremony and Photo-op with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his February 16 visit to Ku’msusan Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over a state awards ceremony and had a commemorative photo session with personnel involved in the […]

Feb, 18

Joint Slogans Announced for 7th Party Congress

Ideological joint slogans of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the WPK Central Military Commission were published on February 17 in the run-up to the 7th Party Congress in May.  According to […]

Feb, 18
Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’mkop General Foodstuffs Factory

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’mkop General Foodstuffs Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Youth Movement Museum DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the renovated Ku’mkop General Foodstuffs Factory. […]

Jan, 23

Kim Yo Jong Married?

On January 2, 2015, Yonhap reported that WPK Propaganda and Agitation Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo-cho’ng), younger sister of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), married a son of WPK Secretary and close KJU aide Choe […]

Jan, 03

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