When he landed in Pyongyang he tore up his tourist visa in celebration and declared he was seeking asylum.
EDITORIAL: U.S. defector to N. Korea: What was I thinking? →
"I'm doing this balancing act where I'm trying to stay true and I'm trying to enter the world as much as possible," he explains on his tour bus at the start of this year's festival season.
Keeping the faith, enjoying the fame →