Latest Newsletter🍵 New alcohol/cancer study in AsiansRead


‘Twenty-Five Twenty-One’ star Nam Joo-hyuk to enlist in military police force

Nam Joo-hyuk to enlist into military police force
via Christian Dior

    Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

    Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

    Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

    South Korean actor Nam Joo-hyuk is set to join the military in a few months.

    According to Soompi, a source from his agency Management SOOP gave an update about his upcoming military service, saying, “It is true that Nam Joo Hyuk was accepted into the military police force. He will be enlisting in the police squad on March 20.”

    The 28-year-old actor, who is best known for his roles in K-dramas such as “Twenty-Five Twenty-One,” “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo” and “Start-Up,” recently completed filming for his latest project, Disney Plus’ “Vigilante.” He was reportedly waiting for his draft notice while filming was ongoing.

    Currently, all able-bodied South Korean men must enlist for two years of military service by the age of 28. Nam, who was born in 1994, turns 29 on Feb. 22.

    He applied to the Capital Defense Command Military Police Group in May 2022, according to reports. Upon enlisting this March, he will undergo five weeks of basic military training at the army training center. Afterward, he will be assigned to his station.


    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal