North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Political Bureau Meeting Held

A meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau was held on 28 February (Friday).  Attending the meeting were members and alternate (candidate) members of the Political Bureau, along with senior cadres of the […]

Mar, 01

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

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Samjiyo’n County

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Samjiyo’n County, Yanggang Province for several days of on the spot guidance.  Attending his visits, at various points, […]

Jul, 10

Central Report Meeting Marks KJU’s Appointment to Top Jobs

A central report meeting marking the sixth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] assumption of the top positions in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] and DPRK Government was held on April 11 (Wednesday) […]

Apr, 13

Loyalty Oath Meeting at Mt. Paektu

Members of the DPRK central leadership traveled up to Samjiyo’n and to Mt. Paektu on February 12 (Monday).  Among those who made the trip were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Propaganda and […]

Feb, 14

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