North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

PPJ Inspects Different Locales in PY

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited and inspected several locales under construction or renovation in and around Pyongyang. He […]

Sep, 16

Science Book Fair Opens

The 11th annual Pyongyang International Science and Technology Book Fair opened at the Sci-Tech Complex on September 10 (Monday).  The book fair displays various texts published or disseminated by 70 different publishing houses from, among […]

Sep, 12

PPJ Visits Dental Hygiene Products Factory

DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Friday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] inspected the Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Products Factory.  He toured various areas of the factory […]

Feb, 07

Cabinet Plenary Meeting 2018

An expanded plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held on or around January 19, 2018.  DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu], Cabinet Ministers and Commission Chairs attended the meeting.  Also in attendance as observers […]

Feb, 05

KJU and RSJ Visit Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Teacher Training College DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited and […]

Jan, 26
New FMD Outbreak

New FMD Outbreak

According to the DPRK government’s own reporting to international organizations, the country saw new cases of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in late Febraury and March.  Yonhap reports: A new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) occurred in […]

Apr, 24

DPRK Media Reports on FMD

The DPRK media externally reported the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] in the country on 10 February [Thursday].  KCNA reported that the first case was found in Rihyon-ri in Pyongyang.    ROK media reported on the […]

Feb, 15

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