North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Senior DPRK Officials Visit Ku’msusan to Mark Anniversary of KIS’ Demise

Senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on July 8 (Sunday), the 24th anniversary of the death of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng). Among the […]

Jul, 08

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement on meeting with US officials

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on July 7 (Saturday) about the two day interaction between Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l) and Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son […]

Jul, 08

Ri Su Yong Meets with Raúl Castro

Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Vice Chairman and Director of the WPK International Affairs Department Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) met with Communist Party of Cuba 1st Secretary Raúl Castro Ruz in Havana during the afternoon […]

Jul, 08

PPJ Inspects Various Units in S. P’yo’ngan and Pyongyang

by Sierra Madden DPRK state media reported on July 3, 2018 that Vice Chairman of the State affairs Commission and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the Su’ngri Motor Complex and the Jenam […]

Jul, 07

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

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju Visit Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sindo County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory during the afternoon of June 29 (Friday).  Also […]

Jul, 01

KJU Inspects KPA Unit #1524 and Sindo County NPY

  KJU’s last observed appearance was arrival from his visit to the PRC DPRK state media reported on June 30 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Sindo County, North P’yo’ngan Province and conducted […]

Jun, 30

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 […]

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