North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Chagang Provincial Party Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on April 20 (Wednesday) that the Chagang (Jagang) Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in the province’s capital Kanggye.  The conference was attended by members of the Chagang […]

Apr, 20

South P’yo’ngan Holds Provincial Party Conference

South P’yo’ngan Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in P’yo’ngso’ng, the provincial capital, during April 17 (Sunday) and April 18 (Monday).   Attending the party conference were members of the South P’yo’ngan […]

Apr, 19

Kim Jong Un Visits Mindulle Notebook Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on the 104th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on April 19 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited […]

Apr, 18

Conferences Held to Elect Delegates to 7th Party Congress and Provincial Party Meetings

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Conference was held at the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF] teaching hall in Pyongyang during April 12 (Tuesday) and April […]

Apr, 16

Joint Slogans Announced for 7th Party Congress

Ideological joint slogans of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the WPK Central Military Commission were published on February 17 in the run-up to the 7th Party Congress in May.  According to […]

Feb, 18

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