North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Committee Plenum Opens

The 6th plenum (plenary meeting) of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee opened at the Central Committee Office Building (WPK Central Committee Office Complex #1) in Pyongyang on 26 December (Monday).  The […]

Dec, 28

KJU Attends Disaster Response Meeting

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) chaired a meeting on the DPRK’s disaster prevention programs at the 25 April House of Culture on 4 and 5 September (Sunday and Monday).  The meeting was held for […]

Sep, 07

Pak To Chun (1944-202?)

Pak To Chun (Pak To-ch’un) has passed away.  Rather than a state media announcement about Pak’s death, his demise was disclosed during a KCNA report about the burial of his remains in the Patriotic Martyrs’ […]

Sep, 02

22nd Political Bureau Pregames 8th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and guided the 22nd meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee held at the Central Committee office building on 29 December (Tuesday).  […]

Dec, 30

KJU Attends 20th PB Meeting of the 7th Central Committee

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and presided over the 20th meeting of the Political Bureau, held on an expanded or enlarged basis, of the 7th Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Committee at the Central […]

Nov, 16

New SED Director?

Choe Sang Gon appears to have been appointed director of the Central Committee’s Science and Education Department [SED], replacing Choe Myong Tong.  Since the beginning of October, Choe has attended three science-related events identified by […]

Oct, 27

KTH Visits Industrial Sites

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) visited coal mines and Kwangch’o’n Chicken Farm.  He also visited Pukch’ang Thermal Power Plant and the 8 February Jiktong Youth Coal Mine. According to state media the colliers […]

Oct, 18

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