North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA High Command Hold Ceremony Pay Respects to KIS, KJI

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command held a ceremony at the plaza of the Ku’msusan Plaza of the Sun on April 13 (Friday) marking Sun’s Day.  They paid their respects to the late DPRK […]

Apr, 14

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju Visit China

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with a senior ROK delegation representing Moon Jae-in in the central party complex on March 5 Kim Jong Un [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] and his wife Ri Sol Ju [Ri […]

Mar, 28

Events Held for Day of the Shining Star

A variety of meetings and cultural events were held to mark the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star.  The Union of Agricultural Workers […]

Feb, 19

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star (updated and revised 16 FEB 2018)

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with members of the Samjiyo’n Orchestra on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight […]

Feb, 16

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

Hwang Pyong So Back after Four Month Public Absence

Hwang Pyong So [Hwang Pyo’ng-so’] has returned to an unknown position in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee.  He was observed in the front row at a February 15 central report meeting marking […]

Feb, 16

PPJ Visits Construction of Wo’nsan Tourist Zone

DPRK state media reported on February 12 (Monday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chun] visited the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma tourist zone.  Pak toured the construction site and […]

Feb, 13

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