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05.31.11 [Money Today] Rain’s contract with JYP Ent. expires this October, and he’ll enter the army later this year.

According to associates of singer Rain, “Rain’s contract with his agent JYP Entertainment ‘Park Jin Young’ (JYP) operates, expires this October before he joins the military. This is to be observed as a result of the first agreement. Rain hasn’t yet decided whether to renew or change the agent. He is to enter the army by December at the latest.”

Meanwhile, Rain’s currently been filming his next movie, and his side says it has not yet decided when he will release his new album or to do artistic work.

Credit to Money Today http://news.nate.com/view/20110531n20132

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05.19.11 [Gulf News] Rain Set To Take A Break (News From Dubai/UAE)

As the South Korean artist gears up for a two-year break from the entertainment industry, his fans are confident he’ll emerge from military service stronger

In nine years, Rain has gone from an unknown backup dancer to one of Asia’s hottest stars. The South Korean actor-singer also has two Hollywood movies to his credit.

But his thriving entertainment career must be put on hold later this year when he reports for two years of mandatory military duty. It’s a topic the 28-year-old performer doesn’t want to discuss.
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05.18.11 [DragonTV] Rain holding concert in Taipei and Macau,farewell with fans before he enlists

05.14.11 [Washingtonpost] South Korean Star Rain Talks About Music & Movies, But Not His Looming 2-Year Military Service

source : http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/south-korean-star-rain-…

MACAU — In nine years, Rain has gone from an unknown backup dancer to one of Asia’s hottest stars. The South Korean actor-singer also has two Hollywood movies to his credit.

But his thriving entertainment career must be put on hold later this year when he reports for two years of mandatory military duty. It’s a topic the 28-year-old performer doesn’t want to discuss.
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04.28.11 [KBS] Rain: ‘I Am Encouraged by being Included in ‘Time 100’ Again’

Rain was listed in the “Time 100” for the second time, and he said during an interview, “I want to meet US president Obama at the ‘Time 100’ ceremony,” and “I will join the army at the end of this year and I want to engage in a contest as an actor in the US after finishing my military obligation.”

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04.15.11 [jpopasia] Rain To Enlist For National Service Soon!

As many of you know popular Korean singer/actor, Rain will be enlisting in the military soon for two years. What are his thoughts about it and what is he looking forward to? Could it be working out on his famous abs? Find out more…

Recently, Rain appeared at a public event in Shanghai (China) and was asked about his thoughts on being enlisted for the National Service this year. He stated that two years will pass by quickly and he’s not fuss about his popularity going downhill because he has faith that his fans will continue to support him. He aims to toughen himself up and make the most of the two years.
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