North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Attends Ju Kyu Chang’s Wake

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his guidance tour of the Myohyangsan Medical Appliances Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) paid his respects at a viewing for Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang) on September 4 […]

Sep, 05

Kim Yong Chun Funeral Held

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n County with Ri Sol Ju A funeral was held for Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un) on August 20 (Monday).  Among the senior DPRK officials who […]

Aug, 22

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

KJU Visits Cemeteries and Attends Photo Session with War Veterans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Wo’nsan Disabled Soldiers’ Bag Factory with Ri Sol Ju Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted three public activities on July 27 (Thursday) to commemorate the 65th anniversary […]

Jul, 28

KJU and RSJ Visits Food and Bag Factories in Wo’nsan

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery; RSJ’s last observed appearance was in Sinu’iju Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) conducted on the spot guidance […]

Jul, 27

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and KPA Factory #525

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ch’o’ngjin Bag Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted inspections of the Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and Korean People’s Army [KPA] Factory #525.  Also in attendance were […]

Jul, 25

KJU Visits Ch’o’ngjin and Other Places in N. Hamgyo’ng (The Green, Green Grass of Home)

KJU’s last observed appearance was attending a commemorative photo-op with Samjiyo’n Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) County Committee Officials Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) spent a few days providing on-the-spot-guidance in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending […]

Jul, 19

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