North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Government Officials Visit Ku’msusan on DOTSS

Senior DPRK Government officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on February 16 (Friday) to makr the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho’ng-il].  The visit by the senior DPRK Government officials […]

Feb, 19

Central Report Meeting Marking KJI’s Birthday

A central report meeting commemorating the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star, was held on the afternoon of February 15 (Thursday) at Pyongyang […]

Feb, 16

PPJ Visits Construction of Wo’nsan Tourist Zone

DPRK state media reported on February 12 (Monday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chun] visited the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma tourist zone.  Pak toured the construction site and […]

Feb, 13

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement about DPRK-US Interaction at Pyeongchang Olympics

DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department Director-General Jo Yong Sam [Cho Yo’ng-sam] issued a statement about potential interactions between US government officials and the DPRK’s high-level delegation on the sidelines of the opening ceremonies of […]

Feb, 09

Kim Yo Jong Sees Off Samjyo’n Orchestra as it Heads for ROK

Musicians and singers heading to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics left the DPRK on February 5 (NKST Monday).  The delegation is headed by Ministry of Culture Department Director Kwon Hak Byong [Kwon Hyok-pyo’ng] and Samjiyo’n […]

Feb, 07

Foreign Ministry Institute for American Studies Issues Spox Statement on Nuclear Posture Review

The American Studies Institute of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a spokesman’s statement on February 6 (Tuesday) on the US Nuclear Posture Review.  The statement said Recently, Trump administration released the so-called “Nuclear […]

Feb, 07

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


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