On April 18, the South Korean chart topping singer known as Rain gave a press conference for “Rain’s Coming,” his upcoming world tour, in Tokyo, mainly to announce that he would be playing Tokyo Dome on May 25.

Rain thus becomes the first Korean pop artist ever to play Tokyo’s largest venue.

According to Oricon magazine, more than 200 reporters and photographers showed up for the press conference “including foreign press representatives.”

Rain acknowledged that Japan is considered a huge market “for Korean actors,” and said that he hoped to pave the way for a similar boom in Korean singers.

Asked how he relaxes when he’s on the road, the singer replied, “Bowling.”

The charismatic performer may soon be knocking down pins in North America. Only two dates have been confirmed, but Rain’s MySpace page lists a number of shows for the U.S. and Canada in June. The list includes arena stops in major markets with large Asian populations.