North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Youth Farming Work Teams Hold Meeting

A national meeting of youth work teams was held on March 12 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture.  Among those in attendance were DPRK Vice Premier Minister of Agriculture Ko In Ho [Ko In-ho], […]

Mar, 22

Events Held for Day of the Shining Star

A variety of meetings and cultural events were held to mark the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star.  The Union of Agricultural Workers […]

Feb, 19

Choe Ryong Hae Visits South Hwanghae

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK ]Vice Chairman, State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and WPK Organization Guidance Department Director Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] visited sites in South Hwanghae Province. Choe toured Samjigang Cooperative Farm in […]

Feb, 14

KJU and RSJ Visit Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Teacher Training College DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited and […]

Jan, 26

8 February Army Day to be Commemorated

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized a decision on January 22 (Monday) that the Army Foundation Day would be marked on February 8, reverting to the historical anniversary when the Korean People’s […]

Jan, 26

Choe Ryong Hae to OGD? [revised 13 JAN 2018]

Yonhap reports that Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] was appointed director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Organization Guidance Department [OGD] (officially called the Organizational Leadership Department) during the October 2017 plenary meeting of […]

Jan, 11

KJU Attends Concert with Participants of Conference of Party Cell Chairs

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert given for participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs in Pyongyang on December 29 (Friday).  Among those in attendance were Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo-cho’ng], […]

Dec, 31

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