The MIC has announced the areas, as shown below, that will start frequency conversion in January.
The frequency conversion, which started in February 2003, has been completed in 283 areas as of the end of December 2004. In terms of households, about 1.96 million households (about 46% of the total) have had the conversion completed. The process is currently moving ahead smoothly according to plan. Areas for analog frequency conversion in January (28 areas, about 122,000 households):
For details refer to the Japanese web site
Kanto: 1 area in 1 prefecture (Saitama Prefecture) Part of Ogawa-Machi
Chugoku: 4 areas in 1 prefecture (Okayama Prefecture) Part of Kurashiki City, Tamano City, Kume Nancho, etc.)
Shikoku: 3 areas in 1 prefecture (Kagawa Prefecture) Part of Tonosho-cho, Nio-cho, Kannonji City, etc.)
Kyushu: 20 areas in 6 prefectures: (Fukuoka Prefecture) Part of Munakata City, Koga City, Fukuma-machi, etc.), (Saga Prefecture) Part of Taku City, Kohoku-machi, Ushizu-cho, etc., (Nagasaki Prefecture) Part of Shimabara City, Ariake-cho, and Shikamachi-cho, (Kumamoto Prefecture) Part of Ashikita-machi and Ariake-machi, (Oita Prefecture) Part of Usa City and Innai-machi, (Kagoshima Prefecture) Part of Kagoshima City.