North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Anniversary Events

  Midnight Parade  Many questions and theories have circulated about why the Party 75th Anniversary Parade began at midnight.  North Korea decided to produce and package the parade into an excellent television event.  Having the […]

Oct, 18

Politbureau Speed Campaigns 8th Party Congress and Pregames Party’s 75th

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and presided over the 19th meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee on 5 October (Monday).  Among those sitting around the giant […]

Oct, 06

KJU Zooms Preliminary CMC Meeting

A preparatory meeting held in advance of the 5th meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission occurred via teleconference on 23 June (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting, […]

Jun, 23

CMC Meeting Held

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) chaired an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] in Pyonyang on 23 May (Saturday).  The meeting occurred “at a stirring time when the entire […]

May, 23

Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on September 9 A military parade and procession was held in central Pyongyang on September 9, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 18

Central Report Meeting Marks DPRK 70th Birhtday

A central report meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK took place at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Sunday (September 9). Report meetings were also held in provincial capitals, cities […]

Sep, 17

KPA Promotions Issued for Foundation Day

On September 8 (Saturday), Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) issued Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] Order #005 “raising the military titles of commanding members of the People’s Army” on the “occasion […]

Sep, 12

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