North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Tours Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to a shoe factory. DPRK state media reported that on Sunday October 29, 2017 Kim Jong Un “together with Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu), gave field […]

Oct, 31

2nd Plenary Session of the 7th WPK Central Committee Held

The second plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] was held on October 7 (Saturday).  The last plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK was […]

Oct, 08

National Report Meeting Commemorates KIS’ 105th Birth Anniversary

A national report meeting commemorating the 105th birth anniversary of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in central Pyongyang on April 14 (Friday).  Kim […]

Apr, 15

DPRK Central Leadership and SPA Deputies Visit Mansu Hill

Members of the DPRK central leadership, joined by deputies of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA], placed floral baskets and bouquets in front of the statues of the late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung […]

Apr, 11
Kim Jong Un Visits School for Orphans

Kim Jong Un Visits School for Orphans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection and command of a tactical drill DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang Orphans’ Primary School. Also in […]

Feb, 02
Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

The Pyongyang City Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee held its party conference (tangdaep’yohoe) at the People’s Palace of Culture on April 19 (Tuesday) and April 20 (Wednesday).  Pyongyang is a directly-governed city so this gathering […]

Apr, 21

Central Report Meeting Held to Mark KIS’ 104th Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting marking the 104th birth anniversary (Sun’s Day) of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium during the afternoon on April 14 (Thursday). […]

Apr, 15

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