How forced marriage saved a US defector in North Korea
Every night before going to bed, US defector Charles Jenkins turned to Hitomi Soga, the woman North Korea had forced him to marry, and kissed her three times.
"Oyasumi" he said, using her native Japanese. "Goodnight", she replied in English, the language of his North Carolina childhood.
"We did this so we would never forget who we really were, and where we came from," Jenkins wrote in his memoir.
Theirs is a dark, strange, compelling tale - and finally, a love story.
Trapped in the hermit kingdom known for its famines and labour camps, the pair were united by... read more
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