North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Central Leadership and SPA Deputies Visit Mansu Hill

Members of the DPRK central leadership, joined by deputies of the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA], placed floral baskets and bouquets in front of the statues of the late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung […]

Apr, 11

KPA Holds Ceremony Marking Sun’s Day (KIS Birth Anniversary)

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] conventional forces gathered at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on April 10 (Monday) to mark Sun’s Day, or the 105th birth anniversary of DPRK founder and president Kim Il Sung […]

Apr, 11

Central Report Meeting Marks 24th anniversary of KJI’s Election as NDC Chairman

  A central report meeting commemorating the 24th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at the April 25 House of […]

Apr, 10

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and guidance of a ballistic missile test on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] at midnight on February 16 […]

Feb, 15
Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

The Pyongyang City Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee held its party conference (tangdaep’yohoe) at the People’s Palace of Culture on April 19 (Tuesday) and April 20 (Wednesday).  Pyongyang is a directly-governed city so this gathering […]

Apr, 21

Chagang Provincial Party Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on April 20 (Wednesday) that the Chagang (Jagang) Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in the province’s capital Kanggye.  The conference was attended by members of the Chagang […]

Apr, 20

South P’yo’ngan Holds Provincial Party Conference

South P’yo’ngan Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in P’yo’ngso’ng, the provincial capital, during April 17 (Sunday) and April 18 (Monday).   Attending the party conference were members of the South P’yo’ngan […]

Apr, 19

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