North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Premier Surveys the Hamgyo’ng Provinces

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) toured South and North Hamgyo’ng Provinces, inspecting various storm recovery projects.  According to state media, “builders and service personnel are effecting innovations in the reconstruction sites, bearing in […]

Oct, 09

Politbureau Speed Campaigns 8th Party Congress and Pregames Party’s 75th

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and presided over the 19th meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee on 5 October (Monday).  Among those sitting around the giant […]

Oct, 06

The August Political Bureau Meeting

The 16th (!!!) Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee convened on 13 August (Thursday) at the Party Central Committee Headquarters Building (aka, Office Building of the Central Committee) in central Pyongyang.  Kim Jong […]

Aug, 14

Kim Jong Un Tours Flood Recovery Work in Raso’n

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Youth Power Plant DPRK state media reported on September 18 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured flood recovery efforts in Raso’n.  Also […]

Sep, 21

Torrential Rains Continue to Inundate DPRK

ROK military authorities have announced that 91 land mines have been found, washed in from the DPRK due to heavy flooding. Korean Central TV reported that heavy, torrential rain continues to inundate the DPRK.  The […]

Aug, 08

Box Mines Discovered Near DPRK-ROK Border

A 45-year old South Korean man was killed Saturday (31 July) and his 25-year old companion was injured when a wooden box land mine they found while fishing exploded.  The box land mines were part […]

Aug, 01


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