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Hobonichi Techo CousinInformational Pages

Memo page

The book includes 4 blank pages in the back for capturing random thoughts, sketching or storing items of interest that aren’t time-sensitive. These pages are made with the same 3.7 millimeter graph paper design used in the daily pages.

Time Table

The planner includes two timetables for writing in a recurring hourly schedule for each day of the week. These are useful, say, for filling in the broadcast times of favorite television shows, or splitting up house chores.

Graph paper

The graph paper is convenient for recording your daily weight or other changes when you have a certain target in mind. The horizontal X-axis along the bottom contains 31 boxes to easily cover a one-month span. The 2018 edition book includes a larger space for notes at the bottom of the page.


The Favorites page is a great place to list rankings for movies, books, music, restaurants, plays, games and much more – on a sliding scale of 5 stars.

My 100

This 100-item list is for anything you want: things to accomplish this year, books you’ve read, movies you’ve seen, snacks you’ve tried, shops you want to visit — it’s up to you!

Favorite Local Japanese Foods (Japanese)

The results of the Favorite Local Japanese Foods poll we conducted in Japanese in December 2016 are outlined in this section as a list of the top 6 favorite foods for each prefecture across Japan.

Hobonichi’s TK Stretch

This illustrated guide outlines 8 simple stretches as taught by MMA fighter Tsuyoshi “TK” Kosaka. These stretches are easy to keep up with on a daily basis, and doing them regularly can prevent body stiffness.

Chatting with People Around the World

Use this 6-language phrase book to interact with people when meeting international visitors or traveling overseas.

Solar Terms (Japanese)

This section explains the names and origins of solar terms that make up the 24 points in traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars. These include well-known days such as the start of spring and the winter solstice.

Emergency Preparedness (Japanese)

This page contains a checklist of items to have ready in case of an emergency. There is also a space to list nearby evacuation zones (common in Japan), emergency contact information and topics discussed between family and friends.


Record the presents you’ve given or received in the Gifts page so you don’t forget who gave what to who and when. This is also helpful for thank-you cards. There are spaces for 20 gifts.

Age Table

This table lists the year people were born, and their age in 2018 at a quick glance. The number to the left of the year is the corresponding year based on the traditional Japanese Imperial Era calendar, and to the right of their age is the character for the Chinese Zodiac.

Conversion Table (Japanese)

This chart features conversions between units of measurement for easy reference and calculation.

Useful Links (Japanese)

Useful sites for daily life. Also contains a link to a list of Japanese articles the quotes are selected from.

Addresses(for 8 people)

The address book allows you to write in the contact information for up to 8 people, such as family and close friends.

Personal Notes

Be sure to enter your contact information on the Personal Notes page in the back of your planner in case it’s misplaced. Please be careful not to include information that you don’t want others to know.

*Please note, these exchange rate estimates based on are intended as a guide only. The actual rate for your order may differ, as exchange rates change constantly, and international purchase costs vary by credit card.

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