North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

Parade Held to Mark the 70th Anniversary of the KPA’s Foundation

KJU’s and RSJ’s last observed appearances were the test drive of a recently manufactured trolley bus A fabulous military parade was held in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang during the late morning of […]

Feb, 10

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held for KPA Foundation Day

Floral wreath-laying ceremonies were held at the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Patriotic Martyrs’ Ceremony and the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs’ Cemetery in Pyongyang on February 7 (Wednesday).  Attending the ceremonies were Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Feb, 10

New Year’s Address

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) delivered the 2018 New Year’s Address from what appeared to be the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Office Building #1. The New Year’s Address was:   Dear fellow […]

Jan, 01

KJU Visits Ku’msusan to Mark 6th anniversary of KJI’s demise

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with participants in the eight conference of munitions industry workers Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun [KPS] […]

Dec, 18

Central Leadership Visit Ku’msusan and Korean Revolution Museum

Members of the DPRK leadership visited Ku’msusan on December 17 (Sunday) to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  Two groups of senior officials visited Ku’msusan.  At […]

Dec, 18

DPRK Premier Visits Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex and other locales

DPRK state media reported that on December 9th 2017, State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured the Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex. During a consultative meeting, he stressed “the need to provide […]

Dec, 18


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