North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Construction in KJU’s Backyard

Satellite imagery shows a combination of ongoing and finished construction projects in two VIP areas in central Pyongyang.  These VIP areas are located in central Pyongyang’s “Forbidden City” where Kim Jong Un (KJU; Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Aug, 21

Hyon Chol Hae Funeral Held

A funeral and graveside service were held on 22 May (Sunday) for Marshal Hyon Chol Hae (Hyo’n Ch’o’l-hae), a retired senior Korean People’s Army [KPA] official.  Hyon died on 19 May (Thursday) at the age […]

May, 24

KJU Continues Tour of S. Hamgyo’ng

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) continued his visit to South Hamgyo’ng Province, stopping off in Sinp’o and Hongwo’n Country.  Also in attendance were Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff MAR Pak Jong […]

Oct, 15

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

PPJ Visits Storm Recovery Work in N. Hamgyo’ng

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Party Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured storm recovery work in North Hamgyo’ng Province, his home province.  He visited Ch’o’ngjin and Kim Ch’aek (So’ngjin) and Orang County […]

Oct, 09

KJU Visits Kimhwa County

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Kimhwa County, Kangwo’n, to inspect typhoon reconstruction work.  Also in attendance was Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff Chief VMar Pak Jong Chon (Pak Cho’ng-chon), Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] […]

Oct, 02

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

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