Right, you weren't talking about the States, I guess that explains the reference to Japanese systems and to the Beatles...
The history of Western music in Japan is not long, starting from mid 19th century
The Dutch had a trading post on Dejima, an artificial island outside Nagasaki, from 1641 until the mid 19th century. It seems a bit hard to believe there was no exposure to western music towards the end of that episode, when (quoting the Wikipedia article on Dejima):
Japan's oldest piano was introduced by Siebold in 1823, and later given to a tradesperson in the name of Kumaya (熊谷). The piano is today on display in the Kumaya Art Museum (熊谷美術館), Hagi City.
Gretsch G9240 "Alligator" wood-body resonator converted to non-metal strings (China, 2018?)
Bolink baroque violin (Hilversum, 1982)
Formerly: Brian Cohen baroque violin (London, 1985), Nadegini modern violin (Paris, 1924)