North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un Attends Ju Kyu Chang’s Wake

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his guidance tour of the Myohyangsan Medical Appliances Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) paid his respects at a viewing for Ju Kyu Chang (Chu Kyu-chang) on September 4 […]

Sep, 05

Kim Jong Un Attends Awards Ceremony and Photo-op with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his February 16 visit to Ku’msusan Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over a state awards ceremony and had a commemorative photo session with personnel involved in the […]

Feb, 18

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4]. […]

Feb, 09

Pyongyang Mass Rally Celebrates KMS-4 Launch

An Army-People mass rally celebrating the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4] was held in Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Square in central Pyongyang on February 8 (Monday).  According to KCNA the rally was attended by […]

Feb, 09

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the […]

Feb, 03

NADA Director Gives Interview to NK Press

The Director of the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration [NADA] gave an interview to DPRK state media on September 14 (Monday) with regard to “the achievements made by its scientists and technicians in the field […]

Sep, 14

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