North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council, on September 8 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] […]

Sep, 09

Central Message Meeting Held

A meeting held to authorize a message to Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK was held at the People’s Palace of Culture on Friday (September […]

Sep, 09

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Poultry Farms

DPRK state media reported on September 5 (Wednesday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Mangyo’ngdae Chicken Farm and the 927 Chicken […]

Sep, 07

KJU Receives ROK Delegation

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with a delegation representing ROK President Moon Jae In at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee HQ in central Pyongyang on September 5 (Wednesday).  Also in attendance […]

Sep, 06

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

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