North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ju Kyu Chang (1928-2018)

Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang), one of the top officials involved in the research and development of the DPRK’s WMDs and conventional weapons, died at the age of 89 in Pyongyang at 2030 on September […]

Sep, 04

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

5th Conference of War Veterans Held

DPRK war veterans arrived in Pyongyang on July 25 (Tuesday) from around the country to attend the 5th National Conference of War Veterans and other events in Pyongyang.  War veterans from Yanggang, North Hamgyo’ng and […]

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

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Pyongyang University of Architecture

DPRK state media reported on July 20 (Friday) that Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Pyongyang University of Architecture. Choe stopped off […]

Jul, 25

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