North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone Opened

A ceremony was held on October 27 (Friday) to formally open the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province.  Development of the stockbreeding area was initially an expansion of pre-existing stock farms whose construction was ordered […]

Oct, 31

Land and Environment Meeting Held

  DPRK state media reported on February 6, 2017 (Monday) that a meeting at the People’s Palace of Culture concerning land and environmental protection. In attendance were State Affairs Commission (SAC) vice chair and DPRK […]

Feb, 08

DPRK Premier Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

DPRK state media reported on February 6 that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stationand the Hyesan-Samjiyo’n Broad Gauge railway project in Yanggang Province.  Pak toured the construction sites and […]

Feb, 06

DPRK Premier Visits Agricultural Sites in South Hwanghae Province

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju and other senior Cabinet officials visited agricultural-related sites in South Hwanghae Province.  Pak visited an irrigation and waterway project, a tractor accessory […]

Jan, 24

Power Station Cadres and Workers Receive Eponymous Award

DPRK state media reported on January 23 (Saturday) that nearly 13,000 party and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials, cadres and “youth shock brigade” workers and other construction personnel received the Paektusan (Mount Paektu) Hero Youth […]

Jan, 24

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Tree Nursery #122

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace DPRK state media reported on December 3 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Korean People’s Army [KPA] tree […]

Dec, 02

DPRK Premier Visits Wo’nsan and Sep’o Stockbreeding zone

DPRK state media reported on November 19 (Thursday) that DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the city of Wo’nsan and toured the Sep’o stockbreeding zone in Kangwo’n Province.  Pak toured construction work in Wo’nsan and, […]

Nov, 19


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