North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

22nd Political Bureau Pregames 8th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and guided the 22nd meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee held at the Central Committee office building on 29 December (Tuesday).  […]

Dec, 30

KJU Visits Ku’msusan to mark KJI Demise

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on 17 December (Thursday) to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the death of his father, late leader Kim Jong Il […]

Dec, 16

New SED Director?

Choe Sang Gon appears to have been appointed director of the Central Committee’s Science and Education Department [SED], replacing Choe Myong Tong.  Since the beginning of October, Choe has attended three science-related events identified by […]

Oct, 27

KJU Visits CPV Martyrs’ Cemetery in Hoech’ang

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior DPRK officials visited the Chinese People’s Volunteers [CPV] Cemetery in Hoech’ang County to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the CPV’s entry and participation in the Fatherland Liberation War […]

Oct, 22

Anniversary Events

  Midnight Parade  Many questions and theories have circulated about why the Party 75th Anniversary Parade began at midnight.  North Korea decided to produce and package the parade into an excellent television event.  Having the […]

Oct, 18

Samjiyo’n Hospital Opens

The Samjiyo’n City People’s Hospital opened on 15 October (Thursday).  Attending the ceremony opening the hospital were Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Vice Chairman and KWP Propaganda and Agitation (Information and Publicity) Director Ri Il Hwan […]

Oct, 18

KJU Continues Tour of S. Hamgyo’ng

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) continued his visit to South Hamgyo’ng Province, stopping off in Sinp’o and Hongwo’n Country.  Also in attendance were Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff MAR Pak Jong […]

Oct, 15

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