Japan’s commercial television broadcasters and NHK have slowly been returning to regular programming during the last week, but schedules are still dominated by in-depth and up-to-the-minute reports on matters related to the earthquake and tsunami relief effort, as well as to the situation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

WOWOW, the independent entertainment satellite channel, has no news component and so its programming has not changed at all during the crisis. A quick scan of the contents from March 21-26 reveals no disaster movies that might cause problems, though it might be interesting to find out how many people tune in to the nature documentary “Oceans.”

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