North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Thursday is a SPA Day

The 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] opens its five-year term of office with its first session. In the days leading up to the SPA’s convocation, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a walk through of […]

Apr, 10

Kim Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), last seen arriving home at three in the morning from Viet Nam, voted in the elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly during the morning [KST] of March 10 (Sunday).  […]

Mar, 10

Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on September 9 A military parade and procession was held in central Pyongyang on September 9, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 18

PPJ Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel, Taean Friendship Glass Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 7 (Friday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited and inspected Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex the Taean Friendship Glass Factory. After […]

Sep, 08

Workers’ Orgs Present Light Aircraft to KPA

A presentation meeting of light aircraft to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] by workers’ and social organizations was held at an airstrip on September 4 (Tuesday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 07

Ju Kyu Chang (1928-2018)

Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang), one of the top officials involved in the research and development of the DPRK’s WMDs and conventional weapons, died at the age of 89 in Pyongyang at 2030 on September […]

Sep, 04

Kim Yong Chun Funeral Held

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n County with Ri Sol Ju A funeral was held for Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un) on August 20 (Monday).  Among the senior DPRK officials who […]

Aug, 22

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