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Memo page

The book includes 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.

Number of memo pages:

Full year (January start): 14 pages

Avec 2-Book Set (Jan-Jun): 1 page

Avec 2-Book Set (Jul-Dec): 1 page

Time Table

The book 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, with extra space at the bottom for additional notes.


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 popular 100-item list from the 2018-edition Hobonichi Techo has made its comeback. You can make a list 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!

Enjoy Your Techo with Letter Art (Japanese)

This section introduces various ways you can write with fun letter art to make your writing really pop. Letter art makes entries all the more enjoyable to read back on later.

Change Your Daily Perspective (Japanese)

If you want to stir things up a bit in your daily life, we’ve got a list of things you can do to help change the way you look at things.

World History in the Scale of a Single Year (Japanese)

This article takes 4.6 billion years of history and converts it into the scale of a single year. Seeing the course of the Earth this way makes the present feel quite different.

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.

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.


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 17 entries.

Age Table

This table lists the year people were born, and their age in 2019 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. Highlighted years have the same Chinese Zodiac as 2020 (Year of the Rat).

Addresses (for 6 people)

The address book allows you to write in the contact information for up to 6 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.