North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Does Singapore (Three Days Without You, Thought I’d Forget) Volume I

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a seafood restaurant in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) departed on an Air China passenger plane for Singapore on the morning of June 10 (Sunday) for […]

Jun, 13

Kim Jong Un Visits a Railway Construction Site in Kangwo’n

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and chairing of the 1st expanded meeting of the 7th WPK Central Military Commission, on or around May 18 DPRK state media reported on May 25 (Friday) that […]

May, 25

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

Central Report Meeting Marks KJU’s Appointment to Top Jobs

A central report meeting marking the sixth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] assumption of the top positions in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] and DPRK Government was held on April 11 (Wednesday) […]

Apr, 13

Central Report Meeting Marking KJI’s Birthday

A central report meeting commemorating the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star, was held on the afternoon of February 15 (Thursday) at Pyongyang […]

Feb, 16

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

2017 Five Year Economic Plan Review Conference

DPRK state media reported on December 29, 2017 a joint conference held in Pyongyang on December 28, 2017 which included officials of the Party, state, economy and armed forces. In attendance were State Affairs Commission […]

Dec, 29

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