Japanese also listen classical music of course, and there are lot of bog and nice music halls, such as SUNTORY Hall, Opera city hall, Minato-mirai hall and so on.
The situation of classical music in Japan is, how to say, better than before, I guess.
One of the turning points from minor to major was Manga, name “Nodame Cantabile”.
A lot of young Japanese becomes interested in Classical music!! Then Classical music already have citizen right!
At the same time, a lot of Japanese players get International awards now, such as Mayuko Kamio Violinist, Sayaka Shoji Violinist, Nobuyuki Tsujii Pianist and so on.
I hope wonderful music become more popular in Japan!!