North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Senior DPRK Officials Visit Ku’msusan to Mark Anniversary of KIS’ Demise

Senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on July 8 (Sunday), the 24th anniversary of the death of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng). Among the […]

Jul, 08

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement on meeting with US officials

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on July 7 (Saturday) about the two day interaction between Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l) and Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son […]

Jul, 08

KJU Does Beijing (A Good Year for the Roses)

KJU’s last observed appearance was his return from Singapore on June 13 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited China during June 19 (Tuesday) and June 20 (Wednesday).  […]

Jun, 24

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

Political Bureau Meeting Held

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a concert by ROK singers and musicians at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater on April 1 A meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political […]

Apr, 10

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

PPJ Visits Dental Hygiene Products Factory

DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Friday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] inspected the Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory.  He toured various areas of the factory […]

Feb, 07

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