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The nation’s rainy season is over for the year, now that it has ended in the northern part of the Tohoku region, the Meteorological Agency said Thursday.

The rain system in northern Tohoku — Akita, Aomori and Iwate prefectures — weakened Thursday, bringing an end to the rainy season two days earlier than average, the agency said. Hokkaido does not have a rainy season.

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