Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins looks on after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia June 14, 2005. Jenkins, 65, deserted to North Korea from South Korea during the Cold War and now lives in Japan with his wife. This is Jenkins' first trip to the U.S. in 40 years which he reportedly intends to spend visiting his elderly mother in North Carolina. REUTERS/Shaun Heasley  SH/KI
RM2D4A77GFormer U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins looks on after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia June 14, 2005. Jenkins, 65, deserted to North Korea from South Korea during the Cold War and now lives in Japan with his wife. This is Jenkins' first trip to the U.S. in 40 years which he reportedly intends to spend visiting his elderly mother in North Carolina. REUTERS/Shaun Heasley SH/KI
TOKYO, Japan - Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. army deserter to North Korea, poses for photos with his memoir in hands at a press conference in Tokyo on Oct. 112  ''I hope that this book will help the abduction issue in a small way,'' said Jenkins, the 65-year-old husband of repatriated Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga. (Kyodo)
RMJNK1A8TOKYO, Japan - Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. army deserter to North Korea, poses for photos with his memoir in hands at a press conference in Tokyo on Oct. 112 ''I hope that this book will help the abduction issue in a small way,'' said Jenkins, the 65-year-old husband of repatriated Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga. (Kyodo)
Former US Army deserter Jenkins arrives for his first full news conference since leaving North Korea in Sado, Japan.  Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins arrives for his first full news conference on the northern Japanese island of Sado January 31, 2005 since leaving North Korea and coming to live in Japan. 'I've never met Kim Jong-il, but he is an evil man,' Jenkins said. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa
RM2D431DYFormer US Army deserter Jenkins arrives for his first full news conference since leaving North Korea in Sado, Japan. Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins arrives for his first full news conference on the northern Japanese island of Sado January 31, 2005 since leaving North Korea and coming to live in Japan. 'I've never met Kim Jong-il, but he is an evil man,' Jenkins said. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa
TOKYO, Japan - Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. army deserter to North Korea, poses with his book in hands at a press conference in Tokyo on Oct. 12. Jenkins, the 65-year-old husband of repatriated Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga, voiced hope that his book will contribute to settling the long-standing North Korean abduction issue. (Kyodo)
RMJNK1A5TOKYO, Japan - Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. army deserter to North Korea, poses with his book in hands at a press conference in Tokyo on Oct. 12. Jenkins, the 65-year-old husband of repatriated Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga, voiced hope that his book will contribute to settling the long-standing North Korean abduction issue. (Kyodo)
Former US Army deserter Jenkins speaks during his first full news conference since leaving North Korea in Sado, Japan.  Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins speaks during his first full news conference on the northern Japanese island of Sado January 31, 2005 since leaving North Korea and coming to live in Japan. 'I've never met Kim Jong-il, but he is an evil man,' Jenkins said. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa
RM2D3N03MFormer US Army deserter Jenkins speaks during his first full news conference since leaving North Korea in Sado, Japan. Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins speaks during his first full news conference on the northern Japanese island of Sado January 31, 2005 since leaving North Korea and coming to live in Japan. 'I've never met Kim Jong-il, but he is an evil man,' Jenkins said. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa
RICHMOND, United States - Charles Jenkins (R), a former U.S. Army deserter who spent decades in North Korea, and his Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (far L), depart from Richmond airport for Japan on June 21. Jenkins stayed at his sister's home in Weldon, North Carolina, for a week for his first reunion with his 91-year-old mother in more than 40 years. (Kyodo)
RMJNK8GGRICHMOND, United States - Charles Jenkins (R), a former U.S. Army deserter who spent decades in North Korea, and his Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (far L), depart from Richmond airport for Japan on June 21. Jenkins stayed at his sister's home in Weldon, North Carolina, for a week for his first reunion with his 91-year-old mother in more than 40 years. (Kyodo)
Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins (RC) looks on after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia June 14, 2005. Jenkins, 65, deserted to North Korea from South Korea during the Cold War and now lives in Japan with his wife. This is Jenkins' first trip to the U.S. in 40 years which he reportedly intends to spend visiting his elderly mother in North Carolina. REUTERS/Shaun Heasley  SH/KI
RM2D4FT5TFormer U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins (RC) looks on after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia June 14, 2005. Jenkins, 65, deserted to North Korea from South Korea during the Cold War and now lives in Japan with his wife. This is Jenkins' first trip to the U.S. in 40 years which he reportedly intends to spend visiting his elderly mother in North Carolina. REUTERS/Shaun Heasley SH/KI
WELDON, United States - Charles Jenkins (R), a 65-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant who spent decades in North Korea as a deserter, poses with his mother Pattie Casper (C) and her Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (L) in Weldon, North Carolina, on June 14. ''I feel very happy,'' Jenkins told reporters as he smiled and held his 91-year-old mother. (Kyodo)
RMJNK8C1WELDON, United States - Charles Jenkins (R), a 65-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant who spent decades in North Korea as a deserter, poses with his mother Pattie Casper (C) and her Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (L) in Weldon, North Carolina, on June 14. ''I feel very happy,'' Jenkins told reporters as he smiled and held his 91-year-old mother. (Kyodo)
Former U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins (C) looks on after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia June 14, 2005. Jenkins, 65, deserted to North Korea from South Korea during the Cold War and now lives in Japan with his wife. This is Jenkins' first trip to the U.S. in 40 years which he reportedly intends to spend visiting his elderly mother in North Carolina. REUTERS/Shaun Heasley  SH/KI
RM2D4JB9RFormer U.S. Army deserter Charles Jenkins (C) looks on after arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia June 14, 2005. Jenkins, 65, deserted to North Korea from South Korea during the Cold War and now lives in Japan with his wife. This is Jenkins' first trip to the U.S. in 40 years which he reportedly intends to spend visiting his elderly mother in North Carolina. REUTERS/Shaun Heasley SH/KI
WELDON, United States - Charles Jenkins (R), a 65-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant who spent decades in North Korea as a deserter, poses with his mother Pattie Casper (C) and her Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (L) in Weldon, North Carolina, on June 14. ''I feel very happy,'' Jenkins told reporters as he smiled and held his 91-year-old mother. (Kyodo)
RMJNK8BTWELDON, United States - Charles Jenkins (R), a 65-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant who spent decades in North Korea as a deserter, poses with his mother Pattie Casper (C) and her Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (L) in Weldon, North Carolina, on June 14. ''I feel very happy,'' Jenkins told reporters as he smiled and held his 91-year-old mother. (Kyodo)
NIIGATA, Japan - Mountaha Chehade Haidar, a 69-year-old Lebanese woman, speaking through one of her supporters at a Niigata hotel on Dec. 16, seeks help to get back her daughter (in photo) who was apparently abducted to North Korea 27 years ago. Haidar met the press after meeting Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. Army deserter to the North who is the husband of a repatriated Japanese abductee, to ask for his help. (Kyodo)
RMJNKWW0NIIGATA, Japan - Mountaha Chehade Haidar, a 69-year-old Lebanese woman, speaking through one of her supporters at a Niigata hotel on Dec. 16, seeks help to get back her daughter (in photo) who was apparently abducted to North Korea 27 years ago. Haidar met the press after meeting Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. Army deserter to the North who is the husband of a repatriated Japanese abductee, to ask for his help. (Kyodo)
TOKYO, Japan - Charles Jenkins (L), the 65-year-old husband of repatriated Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga, practices driving at a driving school in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Oct. 19. Jenkins, a former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, is learning Japanese road signs by using English learning materials. He said he would like to go fishing in his wife's hometown Sado, Niigata, if he obtains a license. (Pool photo) (Kyodo)
RMJNKB8NTOKYO, Japan - Charles Jenkins (L), the 65-year-old husband of repatriated Japanese abductee Hitomi Soga, practices driving at a driving school in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward on Oct. 19. Jenkins, a former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, is learning Japanese road signs by using English learning materials. He said he would like to go fishing in his wife's hometown Sado, Niigata, if he obtains a license. (Pool photo) (Kyodo)
WELDON, United States - Charles Jenkins (2nd from R), a 65-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant who spent decades in North Korea as a deserter, poses for photos with his mother Pattie Casper (C), his Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (2nd from L), their daughters Brinda (far L) and Mika (far R) following his reunion with his 91-year-old mother in Weldon, North Carolina, on June 14. (Kyodo)
RMJNK8BWWELDON, United States - Charles Jenkins (2nd from R), a 65-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant who spent decades in North Korea as a deserter, poses for photos with his mother Pattie Casper (C), his Japanese wife Hitomi Soga (2nd from L), their daughters Brinda (far L) and Mika (far R) following his reunion with his 91-year-old mother in Weldon, North Carolina, on June 14. (Kyodo)