North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), last seen arriving home at three in the morning from Viet Nam, voted in the elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly during the morning [KST] of March 10 (Sunday).  […]

Mar, 10

Torchlight Parade Held

A torchlight parade and fireworks display by elite members of the Youth League was held during the evening of September 10 (Monday) to mark the 70th birthday of the DPRK. Coming out to the platform […]

Sep, 12

KJU Visits Ch’o’ngjin and Other Places in N. Hamgyo’ng (The Green, Green Grass of Home)

KJU’s last observed appearance was attending a commemorative photo-op with Samjiyo’n Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) County Committee Officials Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) spent a few days providing on-the-spot-guidance in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending […]

Jul, 19

Floral Presentations and Film Screening Mark KIS’ Death Anniversary

During January 8 (Saturday) and January 9 (Sunday), officials of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and DPRK Government, officers and service members of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) and the internal security services and […]

Jul, 10

Personnel Adjustments at KPA General Political Bureau

Late last week, DPRK state media publicized two highly significant personnel changes to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command.  In a report about Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) on-site visit to the Wo’nsan-Kalma tourism […]

May, 31

KJU Visits Wo’nsan-Kalma Tourist Zone Construction

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a railway construction project in Kangwo’n Province DPRK state media reported on May 26 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma […]

May, 26

Youth Farming Work Teams Hold Meeting

A national meeting of youth work teams was held on March 12 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture.  Among those in attendance were DPRK Vice Premier Minister of Agriculture Ko In Ho [Ko In-ho], […]

Mar, 22

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