JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong To Enlist in Military in Late March

kpride, March 7, 2015, 11:07 a.m.

Kim Jae-joong of boy band JYJ will put his career on hold to start his mandatory military service late March.  Kim will begin his 21-month mandatory military service on March 31, his management agency C-Jes Entertainment said in a press release on Wednesday.   It added that Kim will spend time with his family and fans before entering the army.  Kim will hold his last concert on March 28 and 29 just before joining the army.

Kim Jae Joong also known mononymously as Jaejoong, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer. He is best known as a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ. Kim was also known by the stage names Hero Jaejoong (in South Korea), Jejung (in Japan).  Kim is now using Kim Jae-joong (JYJ) for his activities.

Kim has branched out to act in TV dramas including Sunao ni NarenakuteProtect the BossDr. JinTriangle and most recently SPY and in films such as Heaven's Postman and Jackal is Coming. He was also the Executive Director for JYJ's 2011 Worldwide Tour and the 2011 LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars.  In January 2013 he released his first EP, titled I, followed by a full-length album, WWW in October the same year.

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