North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Visits Construction Work at Wisong Street Apartments and May Day Stadium

DPRK state media reported on 5 July (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the construction of the Wisong Street apartment complex and the renovation of May Day Stadium.  According to KCNA Pak […]

Jul, 05

Kim Jong Un Resurfaces

When a train crossed the DPRK-PRC border on 26 May, the occupant was said to be Kim Cho’ng-u’n.  Pyongyang watchers widely anticipated the hereditary successor’s sojourn to the PRC in 2011, similar to Kim Cho’ng-il’s […]

May, 30

KCI opens KPA Sports Complex

Kim Cho’ng-il presided over the official opening of the 10,000 square meter (approximately 107, 600 square feet).  DPRK media reported KCI’s attendance at the opening ceremony on 4 May [Wednesday], but neither disclosed when the […]

May, 05
FIFA Requesting Information on DPRK World Cup Team Chastisement

FIFA Requesting Information on DPRK World Cup Team Chastisement

FIFA’s chief has sent a letter to the DPRK requesting information and clarification about whether its World Cup team was subjected to a public criticism session when they returned to the home country.  It was […]

Aug, 11

DPRK World Cup Team Subjected to Public Criticism Session

The DPRK’s World Cup team, including head coach Kim Jong-hun, were reportedly subjected to a public criticism session, attended by 400 DPRK Party and government officials, People’s Athletes and students from the country’s sports colleges.  […]

Jul, 28


Please use the navigation to move within this section.

An affiliate of 38 North