As the wave of sakura blossoms sweeps across Japan, so do the changes in staff and students. New faces are all around, and it's the perfect time to set a new course and make some changes of your own! Soon, the AJET National Council will be welcoming 29 new members, with 15 of them newly created positions to better serve the national community of JETs, non-JETs, and alumni. Here at Connect, we've still got one more issue until the new staff takes over, but changes are coming! Savor this penultimate issue with the team as we talk about cricket, street art, film fashion, pearl divers, bridge biking, citrus fruits, travel mistakes, city roses, animal islands, and something called 'normcore'. Enjoy!