North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Attends Photo-op with Samjiyo’n Orchestra

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with the high level delegation that attended the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op on February 12 (Monday) with the Samjiyo’n […]

Feb, 13

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

KJU and RSJ Participate in a Test Drive of a Trolley Bus

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory.  RSJ’s last observed appearance was her visit to the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory. DPRK state media reported on February 4 (Sunday) that Kim […]

Feb, 04

KJU Visits Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory, along with his wife Ri Sol Ju DPRK state media reported on February 1 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the […]

Feb, 01

8 February Army Day to be Commemorated

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized a decision on January 22 (Monday) that the Army Foundation Day would be marked on February 8, reverting to the historical anniversary when the Korean People’s […]

Jan, 26

Choe Ryong Hae to OGD? [revised 13 JAN 2018]

Yonhap reports that Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] was appointed director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Organization Guidance Department [OGD] (officially called the Organizational Leadership Department) during the October 2017 plenary meeting of […]

Jan, 11

KJU Attends Concert with Participants of Conference of Party Cell Chairs

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert given for participants in the 5th Conference of Party Cell Chairs in Pyongyang on December 29 (Friday).  Among those in attendance were Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo-cho’ng], […]

Dec, 31

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