North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Report Meeting Marks DPRK 70th Birhtday

A central report meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK took place at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Sunday (September 9). Report meetings were also held in provincial capitals, cities […]

Sep, 17

PPJ Inspects Different Locales in PY

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited and inspected several locales under construction or renovation in and around Pyongyang. He […]

Sep, 16

KJU Arranges Banquet and Performance for PRC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass games performance on September 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a concert at Mansudae Art Theater […]

Sep, 12

Torchlight Parade Held

A torchlight parade and fireworks display by elite members of the Youth League was held during the evening of September 10 (Monday) to mark the 70th birthday of the DPRK. Coming out to the platform […]

Sep, 12

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held

Wreath laying ceremonies were held at the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Patriotic Martyrs’ Cemetery and Fatherland Liberation [Korean] War Martyrs’ Cemetery on Pyongyang on September 8 (Saturday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation […]

Sep, 10

Central Message Meeting Held

A meeting held to authorize a message to Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK was held at the People’s Palace of Culture on Friday (September […]

Sep, 09

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

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