The September issue of Connect sees the debut of Connect’s new features: the Reader Poll, Ask/Connect questions, and the community Spotlight.

We wanted to bring more people into the magazine, and give you more ways to contribute than just photos and articles. That doesn’t mean that this issue is lacking in great editorial content, though! Check it out for a look at Japan’s most famous rock festival, Fuji Rock, a breakdown of Abenomics, a guide to Okinawa, summer recipes, and much more!