North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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 Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), last seen arriving home at three in the morning from Viet Nam, voted in the elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly during the morning [KST] of March 10 (Sunday).  […]

Mar, 10

PPJ Inspects Various Units in S. P’yo’ngan and Pyongyang

by Sierra Madden DPRK state media reported on July 3, 2018 that Vice Chairman of the State affairs Commission and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the Su’ngri Motor Complex and the Jenam […]

Jul, 07

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

PPJ Visits N. Hamyo’ng

DPRK state media reported on March 5 (Monday) that Cabinet Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited metal industry sites in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  PPJ also toured the Ch’o’ngjin […]

Mar, 12

PPJ Visits Ch’o’llima Iron Works

DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited the Ch’o’llima (Kangson) Steel Complex near Namp’o, the Pot’onggang Organic Compound Fertilizer Factory and Pyongyang Automation Appliances Factory. At the fertilizer […]

Feb, 21

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