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Rain adjusting well to Army life


Fans wept as he was drafted into the Army last month but Korean pop sensation Rain is apparently adjusting well to military life. Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, will become an assistant instructor next month at the boot camp which he entered in October, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday.

“Assistant instructors are chosen based on outstanding training results and their willingness, and Jung has shown that,” a ministry spokesman told AFP. Rain was recently also named top marksman at the camp.

The 29-year-old singer has a huge following across Asia.

Many fans, including hundreds from elsewhere in Asia, burst into tears when he entered the camp to start his 22-month mandatory military service.

Korea, which has remained technically at war with North Korea since their 1950-53 conflict, requires all eligible men to serve in the military, although candidates can defer their service.

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