North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n County

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Samjiyo’n County, Yanggang Province for several days of on the spot guidance.  Attending his visits, at various points, […]

Jul, 10

KJU Inspects KPA Unit #1524 and Sindo County NPY

  KJU’s last observed appearance was arrival from his visit to the PRC DPRK state media reported on June 30 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Sindo County, North P’yo’ngan Province and conducted […]

Jun, 30

Personnel Adjustments at KPA General Political Bureau

Late last week, DPRK state media publicized two highly significant personnel changes to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command.  In a report about Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) on-site visit to the Wo’nsan-Kalma tourism […]

May, 31

KJU Visits Wo’nsan-Kalma Tourist Zone Construction

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a railway construction project in Kangwo’n Province DPRK state media reported on May 26 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma […]

May, 26

Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo DPRK state media reported on May 18 (Friday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] held […]

May, 23

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