North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n County

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Samjiyo’n County, Yanggang Province for several days of on the spot guidance.  Attending his visits, at various points, […]

Jul, 10

Floral Presentations and Film Screening Mark KIS’ Death Anniversary

During January 8 (Saturday) and January 9 (Sunday), officials of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and DPRK Government, officers and service members of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) and the internal security services and […]

Jul, 10

Ri Sol Ju Attends Chinese Ballet Performance

Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu), first lady of the DPRK, watches the National Ballet of China perform Giselle at Mansudae Art Theater in central Pyongyang, as part of the 31st annual April Spring Friendship Art […]

Apr, 16

KJU Gives Banquet for CPC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Song Tao on April 14 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) hosted a banquet for a PRC performing arts troupe […]

Apr, 16

Ri Su Yong Meets Song Tao

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and WPK International Affairs Department [IAD] Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) met with Song Tao, Director of the Communist Party of China [CPC] International Liaison Department Director […]

Apr, 16

Kim Yo Jong Meets with with CPC International Liaison Department Boss

Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng), deputy chief of the Personal Secretariat and Senior Deputy Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Propaganda and Agitation Department, met with Song Tao, Director of the Communist Party […]

Apr, 14

Events Held for Day of the Shining Star

A variety of meetings and cultural events were held to mark the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star.  The Union of Agricultural Workers […]

Feb, 19

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