South Korea’s defense ministry said Thursday that Rain, whose official name is Jung Ji-hoon, met with popular actress Kim Tae-hee at least three times last year.
The meetings took place despite rules that forbid the 30-year-old singer from having private meetings when he is off-base on official military business, which — based on his ascribed role in the armed forces — includes recording and performing for the military’s entertainment corps.
In 2002, Jung debuted as a solo singer with his first solo album titled Bad Guy where he was introduced to the media through his stage name, Rain.
Two singles were released from the album - the eponymous title track "Bad Guy" and "Handshake".
Rain released his first Japanese album, Eternal Rain on September 13, 2006.
He held his first Japanese solo concert, Rainy Day Japan.
Tickets to the concert were sold out 30 seconds after going on sale at the Tokyo International Forum.