North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star (updated and revised 16 FEB 2018)

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with members of the Samjiyo’n Orchestra on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight […]

Feb, 16

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

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

Central Report Meeting Marks KPA’s Official 85th Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the official 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was held on April 24 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang.  Attending the […]

Apr, 25

National Report Meeting Commemorates KIS’ 105th Birth Anniversary

A national report meeting commemorating the 105th birth anniversary of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in central Pyongyang on April 14 (Friday).  Kim […]

Apr, 15

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 Attends Banquet and Concert with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation of the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 on February 7 Kim Jong Un hosted a banquet and concert for the personnel involved in the launch of Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 […]

Feb, 15


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