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

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 […]

Jun, 27

Central Report Meeting Marks KJU’s Appointment to Top Jobs

A central report meeting marking the sixth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] assumption of the top positions in the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] and DPRK Government was held on April 11 (Wednesday) […]

Apr, 13

Loyalty Oath Meeting at Mt. Paektu

Members of the DPRK central leadership traveled up to Samjiyo’n and to Mt. Paektu on February 12 (Monday).  Among those who made the trip were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Propaganda and […]

Feb, 14

8 February Army Day to be Commemorated

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized a decision on January 22 (Monday) that the Army Foundation Day would be marked on February 8, reverting to the historical anniversary when the Korean People’s […]

Jan, 26

Choe Ryong Hae to OGD? [revised 13 JAN 2018]

Yonhap reports that Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae] was appointed director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Organization Guidance Department [OGD] (officially called the Organizational Leadership Department) during the October 2017 plenary meeting of […]

Jan, 11

New Year Gathering in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on January 4, 2018 that residents of Pyongyang gathered at Kim Il Sung square to “express their resolution to carry out the important tasks advanced by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong […]

Jan, 10

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