North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Hwang Pyong So Back after Four Month Public Absence

Hwang Pyong So [Hwang Pyo’ng-so’] has returned to an unknown position in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee.  He was observed in the front row at a February 15 central report meeting marking […]

Feb, 16

KPA Promotions Order Issued for the Day of the Shining Star

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) issued a military promotions order for the occasion of the birthday of his father, late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) on February 13 (Tuesday).  Jong Un “expressed the […]

Feb, 15

Choe Ryong Hae Visits South Hwanghae

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK ]Vice Chairman, State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and WPK Organization Guidance Department Director Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] visited sites in South Hwanghae Province. Choe toured Samjigang Cooperative Farm in […]

Feb, 14

Kim Jong Un Meets High-Level Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the KPA Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) held a meeting in central Pyongyang on February 12 […]

Feb, 13

Kim Yo Jong Sees Off Samjyo’n Orchestra as it Heads for ROK

Musicians and singers heading to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics left the DPRK on February 5 (NKST Monday).  The delegation is headed by Ministry of Culture Department Director Kwon Hak Byong [Kwon Hyok-pyo’ng] and Samjiyo’n […]

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


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