North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Power Station Cadres and Workers Receive Eponymous Award

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that nearly 13,000 party and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials, cadres and “youth shock brigade” workers and other construction personnel received the Paektusan (Mount Paektu) Hero Youth […]

Jan, 24

Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace Reopens

The renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was formally re-opened at a ceremony in Pyongyang on December 8 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Kim Ki Nam (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Propaganda and Agitation [information […]

Dec, 09

DPRK Premier Visits Wo’nsan and Sep’o Stockbreeding zone

DPRK state media reported on November 19 (Thursday) that DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the city of Wo’nsan and toured the Sep’o stockbreeding zone in Kangwo’n Province.  Pak toured construction work in Wo’nsan and, […]

Nov, 19
Ceremony Opens Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

Ceremony Opens Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony was held on November 3 (Tuesday) to formally open Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang, a residential district for faculty and researchers of Kim Ch’aek University of Technology.  Attending the ceremony were Pak Pong […]

Nov, 04

Kim Jong Un Tours Flood Recovery Work in Raso’n

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Youth Power Plant DPRK state media reported on September 18 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured flood recovery efforts in Raso’n.  Also […]

Sep, 21
Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance of a concert by the Kim Il-so’ng Socialist Youth League Art Propaganda Squad DPRK state media reported on September 14 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim […]

Sep, 14

Military Promotions Effected for the Day of the Shining Star

  On February 14 (Saturday), Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) promoted 27 Korean People’s Army [KPA] commanders to mark the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  Among those on the […]

Feb, 15

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