North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kangwo’n Province

DPRK state media reported on September 3 (Monday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited several production units in Kangwo’n Province. Choe […]

Sep, 04

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and KPA Factory #525

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ch’o’ngjin Bag Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted inspections of the Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and Korean People’s Army [KPA] Factory #525.  Also in attendance were […]

Jul, 25

KJU Visits Ch’o’ngjin and Other Places in N. Hamgyo’ng (The Green, Green Grass of Home)

KJU’s last observed appearance was attending a commemorative photo-op with Samjiyo’n Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) County Committee Officials Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) spent a few days providing on-the-spot-guidance in North Hamgyo’ng Province.  Attending […]

Jul, 19

Senior DPRK Officials Visit Ku’msusan to Mark Anniversary of KIS’ Demise

Senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on July 8 (Sunday), the 24th anniversary of the death of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng). Among the […]

Jul, 08

PPJ Inspects Various Units in S. P’yo’ngan and Pyongyang

by Sierra Madden DPRK state media reported on July 3, 2018 that Vice Chairman of the State affairs Commission and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) inspected the Su’ngri Motor Complex and the Jenam […]

Jul, 07

KJU Visits Sinu’iju Textile and Chemical Fiber Mills

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory with Ri Sol Ju DPRK state media reported on July 2 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) provided on-the-spot guidance to the Sinu’iju […]

Jul, 02

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