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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Readers in Japan, please help!

Reader Elsa has asked if there is anyone in Japan who could please send her this Quo Vadis H24/24 planner from Japan:


She is happy to pay for the planner and postage. If anyone is able to send this planner, please email me and I'll put you in touch with Elsa:  laurie at plannerisms dot com.

Thank you!!!


  1. Appears to be available in Europe if that helps?



    1. Thanks Steve! I wonder if they ship internationally.

    2. Found the French version on Quo Vadis UK, which does ship internationally but I don't know the rates.

    3. I'm in Japan. Any idea where is can be found?

    4. Thanks Danielle! Here is Elsa's reply:

      In Tokyo, Ito-ya (Ginza) or Loft (Shibuya, et. al.) or Tokyu Hands (Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Marronnier Gate building Yurakucho/Ginza, et. al.) might have 2013 turquoise Club cover Quo Vadis H24/24 planners. (Yep, not only am I seeking a specific QV format and regional edition, I'm looking for a specific cover type and color, too. :)

      Quo Vadis Japan's Online Store has it as item code "qv02702tb", the last item under the クラブ (Club) cover section on this page:


      Its price there is ¥4410. AFAIK they aren't set up to ship outside Japan.

      I'm basically looking for a specific item I would have bought myself if they'd been in stock when I was there in early August. Unfortunately, H24/24s would not arrive in stores until September, and I'd left Tokyo by then. The calendar runs from 2012-11-19 to 2014-01-05.

  2. Some of stores in Rakuten carry Quo Vadis and they seem to ship to overseas.

    (Those are Japanese pages)

    Please check the following guidelines (English):

    Hope it helps.


  3. Thanks for suggesting Rakuten. It's a resource I haven't tried yet. I looked at the guidelines first and set up an account. The Nagasawa online Rakuten shop looks great. I was able to put the exact planner I'm looking for into my cart, but, as far as I could tell, Nagasawa, like Quo Vadis Japan's online shop, doesn't ship outside Japan. I don't know a lot of kanji, so I may be missing something.

    I also tried searching for Quo Vadis on global.rakuten.com, but the one dealer I found who would ship to USA (who appears to list the brand as "Guo Buddy's") didn't have it.

    I've also checked bundoki.com. No luck there either.

  4. I'm sorry, I lost the link to this blog and had to find it again!

    I actually live pretty close to a Tokyu Hands store so I will print out the info for this planner and take it with me if you still need/want me to. (I just bought a printer! I finally get to use it! Haha)

    1. Yes, please, and congrats on the new printer. :)

  5. Laurie, I have been searching and searching for the right day planner for my family. Because I have a child with special needs it must be a 2 page per day planner so that I can keep detailed track of our unique needs and important information. It must be a binder style and I am hoping for a classic size but willing to compromise to something larger if needed. I could design and print off my own daily pages but the thought of that is overwhelming and I don't really know how to do that from scratch so I still need a starting place. Also, I am definitely having trouble finding decent paper for this project, even online.

    Do you have any suggestions or ideas that could help? Perhaps you know of a planner that could work or that I could customize to fit my needs?

    Here are my needs for the daily planing pages: times down the page to clearly see appointments, a place to see daily meals, a large notes area for both general notes and detailing my child's day, a to-do list for things that need to get done but aren't necessarily scheduled appointments. In the planner itself I will also need weekly or monthly planning pages to keep track of bills, doc appointments and other things that planned longer out.

    Things that may not be in the planner but that I will add are stuff like the anno-planner or year at a glance thing, blank note pages, emergency contact info pages, time zone map, and budgeting info. I imagine that the planner is going to be quite thick and heavy but I'm willing to contend with that.

    I believe I read in another of your posts that you have designed your own pages or planners, is that something that I might be able to do with only basic computer skills and no special programs?

    Also, I have been looking at mom-planners and they seem to be the closest to what I need but don't quite make it. I only have one child.


  6. Hi Danielle,

    Have you already checked out the Franklin Covey Japan 2-page-per-day Classic (A5-ish) size binder refill formats and accessories? If not, Tokyu Hands carries some of those, too, as well as Ashford, Knoxbrain, and other Japan A5 Filofax-type inserts. Laurie wrote about her experiences with Franklin Covey calendars in the smaller Compact format last month, I think.

    It sounds like you've probably already seen the Quo Vadis Time & Life books, which are week-on-2-pages-with-notes, anyway, and not looseleaf binders.

    How about an Uncalendar Lifestyle Pro in the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch looseleaf binder size, or a hand- or computer-drawn undated 2-page-per-day format of your design, taken to a copy machine to make as many pages as you'd like to try out at a time...week, month, whatever? (IMHO, a computer is optional for designing planner pages or forms, or can be introduced into the design process at any stage. I agree it's nice to find an attractive, existing format that works, of course.)

    1. Meant to also mention Harvard planners, which are business-oriented but seem to have space for info & tasks and a few looseleaf formats:


    2. Thank you! I'll start checking those things out now on the internet and see what I find at Tokyu Hands on Monday. I just assumed I won't find what I need here in English but I suppose there is no harm in looking.

      I found decent paper at a store here in Japan but it is not in the typical US sizes so it won't work on my printer or computer or at least I don't know how to make it work and don't want to go through the hassle. I have looked on the internet at ordering paper but I don't know exactly what I'm shopping for, only that it needs to be thick or heavy enough to be printed and written on both sides but not so thick as card stock. This is all a whole new process for me! I think I can fairly easily put together everything, but the biggest challenge has been the daily planning pages and finding a layout that will work for me or else figuring out how to design my own.

    3. Hi Danielle, here is my post where I showed the Franklin Covey 2 pages per day, it sounds like just what you're looking for:


      Also you can print your own pages, Steve and Ray have a huge selection on Philofaxy and if you don't see exactly what you need you can contact them to modify something for you. Click here and scroll down to see the pages they've designed:


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