North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

4th Plenum of the the WPK Central Committee Held

The fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] was held in central Pyongyang on 10 April (Wednesday).  Kim Jong Un chaired and directed the meeting. The […]

Apr, 11

Politburo Holds Expanded Meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Political Bureau [Politburo] met on the second floor of the WPK Central Committee office building on the afternoon of 9 April (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 10

Thursday is a SPA Day

The 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] opens its five-year term of office with its first session. In the days leading up to the SPA’s convocation, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a walk through of […]

Apr, 10

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

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