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Hobonichi Techo WeeksInformational

Shorthand Note-Taking (Japanese)

At the beginning of the notebook pages is a list of abbreviations often used for shorthand note-taking.

Graph Paper

The latter half of Weeks is filled with 3.55 millimeter graph paper designed with a subtle vertical line that makes it easy to draw out your schedule or take notes. Page numbers are listed on the corner of each page.

Number of memo pages:

Weeks (January start): 69 pages

Weeks Mega (January start only): 213 pages

Using Common Items to Measure Size

This page is useful for measuring short sizes when you’re out and about. The edge of the page is printed with an 18 cm ruler.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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).

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.

Contact Book

The address book allows you to write in the contact information for up to 6 people — especially useful if you ever forget or lose your cell phone.

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.