North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on KJI’s B-Day

KJU’s last observed public event was his attendance at a concert in Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), along with select members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of […]

Feb, 16

KJU Commands Missile Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a live fire drill in Kuso’ng County, North P’yo’ngan on the afternoon (KST) of 9 May. Prior to the drill, Jong Un was briefed about its details.  […]

May, 09

Thursday is a SPA Day

The 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] opens its five-year term of office with its first session. In the days leading up to the SPA’s convocation, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a walk through of […]

Apr, 10

Wicked Messenger: Why is Kim Yong Chol Still PY’s Choice for US-DPRK Rels?

  Why is Kim Yong Chol still Pyongyang’s Choice for U.S.-DPRK relations?  by Sarah Vogler  Kim Yong-Chol is on his way to Washington. Ever since North Korea’s shift to diplomatic rapprochement with South Korea and […]

Jan, 18

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held

Wreath laying ceremonies were held at the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Patriotic Martyrs’ Cemetery and Fatherland Liberation [Korean] War Martyrs’ Cemetery on Pyongyang on September 8 (Saturday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation […]

Sep, 10

KJU Visits Sinu’iju Textile and Chemical Fiber Mills

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory with Ri Sol Ju DPRK state media reported on July 2 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) provided on-the-spot guidance to the Sinu’iju […]

Jul, 02

Centenary Meeting and Wreath Laying Ceremony Held for Kang Ko’n

A meeting commemorating the centenary of the birth of Korean People’s Army (KPA) hero Kang Ko’n was held at Central Youth Hall in east Pyongyang on June 22 (Friday).  Attending the meeting were Supreme People’s […]

Jun, 27

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