Got a case of the end-of-summer blues?

We feel you.

Soothe that September sadness with a flick through our shiny new issue! Though many take trips abroad in the summer, Autumn’s a great time to reconnect to your community; this month, we zoom in on Iwami Kagura, traditional performances native to Shimane.

Wanna polish your staffroom small talk? Our news section explores the internet conspiracy that is Akie Abe’s refusal to speak English with Donald Trump. If you’re planning your next trip already, our guide to Japan’s top musical experiences could be just the thing.

Last but not least, read about one JET’s daring fundraiser for suicide prevention, and get inspired to give back in ways you never thought possible.