North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Youth Power Station

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance of a concert by the Kim Il-so’ng Socialist Youth League Art Propaganda Squad DPRK state media reported on September 14 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim […]

Sep, 14

Kim Jong Un Resurfaces

When a train crossed the DPRK-PRC border on 26 May, the occupant was said to be Kim Cho’ng-u’n.  Pyongyang watchers widely anticipated the hereditary successor’s sojourn to the PRC in 2011, similar to Kim Cho’ng-il’s […]

May, 30

Jong Un Trial Balloon to Beijing (Or a stalking horse to Jilin?)

2010 was the year Pyongyang watchers  waited for Kim Cho’ng-il to travel to China.  KCI managed to live up to the hype, as news photographers staked out his private train.  When the media veil under […]

May, 08

The Youthful General’s Quiet Birthday

8 January (Saturday) was believed to be the official birthday of hereditary successor Kim Chong-un [Kim Jong Un].  Last year editorials “toast[ed] the endlessly bright future of Chosun” and workers left their offices to participate […]

Jan, 10

NDC/CMC Banquet

KCNA reported on 24 December 2010 that Kim Chong-il attended a banquet co-hosted by the National Defense Commission and Central Military Commission “on the occasion of the 19thanniversary” of his appointment as KPA Supreme Commander.  […]

Jan, 04
Jong Un’s Mother’s Birthplace

Jong Un’s Mother’s Birthplace

The Japanese magazine AERA has published a photograph and feature on the birthplace and early childhood home of Kim Chong-un’s mother, Ko Yong-hui.  Madame Ko was born Ko Chun-haeng in Tsuruhashi, Osaka, Japan in 1952.  […]

Dec, 07

KJI’s 148 Guidance Tours (so far) in 2010

According to the ROK Unification Ministry, Kim Chong-il has made 148 visits in 2010. 58 of those tours were to economic locales in the DPRK.  KCI has been reported by the DPRK media as having […]

Dec, 07

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