The rainy season may set a record as the latest ever. Ever since weather officials announced the start of the Kanto region's rainy season last Thursday, people have been scratching their heads as they look up at blue skies. Central Tokyo had not seen any rainfall from Friday morning to Tuesday evening. Elsewhere in the region, the sun has stubbornly stayed out, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to consider revising the starting date. Officials said the unexpected spell of fine weather was due to a seasonal rain front that has remained inactive. But the front is expected to be active later this week, bringing some rain to the region. The latest start of the season so far was June 22, recorded in 1967.