The First Kit consists of 3 books - 「DIARY」「LIFE」「IDEA」.
Jibun Techo First Kit 3 in 1 consists of 3 separate volumes (DIARY, LIFE, IDEA) to be bundled to make one notebook. You can use just one, two or all three together inside the same cover.
The Jibun Techo DIARY has a unique format to help you plan out your days, and provides a dedicated space to track or log various things whether it is your goals, food, health, reflections, etc.
The color of the tabs changes every month, so you can have a fresh look each month.
Opens at a flat angle
Lay-flat binding makes all parts of the page equally easy to write on.
Special paper developed for Jibun Techo
The planner uses THIN paper, specially developed for the JIBUN_TECHO. Lightweight and low-show-through, it resists warping even when you rub out erasable ink.
A cover with a pen-holder
Wide enough to hold a multi-colored ballpoint or other thicker pen, the pen-holder is handily accessible. The cover also has a pocket for business cards and similar items.
The calendar block lets you see the whole month at a glance. For months that start in the middle of the week, the end of the previous month is also shown, making it easier to read. The calendar can be used until March of the following year.
You can see two months in a row, which is useful for project management. By writing in the subdivisions on the left-hand side, you can make your progress visible at a glance. You can also use this area to graph your weight, share prices, and so on.
Providing equal space for weekdays and weekends, this 24-hour vertical layout helps you keep track of your daily activities.
My dream in 2024
It makes more sense to note down your goals for the year instead of month-by-month. The goals section is also subdivided, making it easier to think things through. (On the left hand side is an age chart for finding out someone’s age quickly from their birth year.)
It’s surprisingly hard to keep track of how much you spend each month. Try logging your spending here, so you can see exactly what’s going on. There are also some items left blank for you to customize.
Book & movie list
Use this list to log books you want to read (or have read), movies you want to see (or have seen), and so on. Record your verdict with a face symbol, or jot down a brief review.
It’s all too easy to forget gifts received. Even if you resolve at the time to return the favor later, you’ll probably forget unless you write it down. You can also use this list to log gifts you've given.
Verbal promises tend not to be kept. In the moment, you intend to keep them, but afterwards you simply forget. When you make a promise, get into the habit of writing it down straight away.
Looking back on 2024
Here’s where you can summarize and reflect on everything you did and logged in your JIBUN_TECHO this year.
- Vertical weekly schedule (24-hour timeline/Saturday and Sunday get the same size slot/to-dos/weather/moon phase/sunrise and sunset/meals eaten/how you felt about the day)
- Monthly calendar block (including rokuyo [lucky and unlucky days] and the 24 sekki [divisions of the solar year])
- Monthly project (2-month spread)
- 3-year calendar
- Age chart
- Yearly schedule
- My dream 2024
- Money plan
- Weekly plan
- Favorite phrases
- Recommendation list
- Book list
- Movie list
- Gifts given/received
- Promise list
- Free list
- 100 wishes list
- Railway maps (Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto/Nagoya/Sapporo/Sendai/Yokohama/Kobe/Fukuoka)
- Japan map
- World time differences
- Looking back on 2024
- Personal data
The LIFE book records information that you want to keep and reflect on from year to year, like life goals, life events, birthdays and anniversaries.
100 wishes list
Here’s where you list 100 things you'd like to try at least once. This helps you rethink your whole approach to life. Feel free to write whatever you like, from the most serious things to the most trivial.
Personal motto list
Are there certain quotes that will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime? Write down your beliefs, ideals and resolutions, as reminders and inspirations.
If you have your own household, this is the ideal space to log household data. The year is customizable, so you can start your log at any time.
List of anniversaries
The more anniversaries you have, the richer your life will be. This section is also handy for noting down warranty expiration dates for household appliances. We’ve also listed some quirky anniversaries that make fun conversation-starters.
Map of Japan/The World
Here you can map the places you’ve traveled to and lived in. It’s handy for logging dates, locations, companions and so on. You can also note down places you’d like to visit.
Chronicles aren’t just for historical characters. Record what's happening to you and your family. If you’re a new parent, this is the ideal place to track your baby’s development.
The family tree is also the path that the family has taken. You can add in your partner’s relatives, and pets too. You can even draw in family crests. These are surprisingly easy to lose track of,
Password hint list
Here’s where you can document your ever-expanding list of passwords. For security reasons, it’s best not to write them out in full, so just put down hints to remind you.
- 100 wishes list
- Life’s dream
- Personal motto list
- Life plan
- List of anniversaries
- Map of Japan/the world
- My chronicle
- Family tree
- Emergency contact list
- Password hint list
- Financial management
- Medical record
- Favorite photos
Notebook with grid layout for extra notes 「IDEA」
For better searchability, write the dates and titles to the left of the vertical line. You can use this notebook as a daily journal, a place to jot down ideas, a collection list, a reading journal, notes for sketches, meeting minutes, or so many other things.
Please note the above pictures and information are taken from the KOKUYO website. The pictures are from the 2023 edition and are for reference only. As the product is in the pre-order stage, the content and design of the product may vary and the actual content and design are subject to the final product. Please note that our store will not accept any refund or exchange requests.
No. of pages: DIARY: 104/ LIFE: 40/ IDEA: 40