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The 12th edition of Lonely Planet Japan entirely removed Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. I ended up bringing the 11th edition (pre-earthquake) with me when visiting Japan.

Are there hard copy English-language travel guides (either about Japan in general, or Tohoku in particular) that have information on these prefectures, that were written or updated after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami?

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Lonely Planet Japan 13th edition will be published in September 2013, and the chapter covering Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima is already available online as a free download -- print it out, and you'll have your missing chapter back.

(Disclaimer: I used to work for Lonely Planet.)

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