North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

KJU Visits Cemeteries and Attends Photo Session with War Veterans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Wo’nsan Disabled Soldiers’ Bag Factory with Ri Sol Ju Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted three public activities on July 27 (Thursday) to commemorate the 65th anniversary […]

Jul, 28

5th Conference of War Veterans Held

DPRK war veterans arrived in Pyongyang on July 25 (Tuesday) from around the country to attend the 5th National Conference of War Veterans and other events in Pyongyang.  War veterans from Yanggang, North Hamgyo’ng and […]

Jul, 28

KJU and RSJ Visits Food and Bag Factories in Wo’nsan

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery; RSJ’s last observed appearance was in Sinu’iju Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) conducted on the spot guidance […]

Jul, 27

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and KPA Factory #525

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ch’o’ngjin Bag Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted inspections of the Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and Korean People’s Army [KPA] Factory #525.  Also in attendance were […]

Jul, 25

KJU Visits Ch’o’ngjin and Other Places in N. Hamgyo’ng (The Green, Green Grass of Home)

KJU’s last observed appearance was attending a commemorative photo-op with Samjiyo’n Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) County Committee Officials Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) spent a few days providing on-the-spot-guidance in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending […]

Jul, 19

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n County

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Samjiyo’n County, Yanggang Province for several days of on the spot guidance.  Attending his visits, at various points, […]

Jul, 10

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