The March issue of Connect is packed with cultural insight and glimpses of history. We take a look at the first two Western women in Japan, consider the history of St. Patrick’s Day abroad, learn how organic farming can expand your horizons, and seek to understand this country via YouTube videos.

We also recommend some anime for beginners, theme parks for the thrill-seeking, and a sport for every letter of the alphabet. Pull yourself out of those winter blues and find something interesting to do!