vending machine

We try fresh orange juice squeezed for us by a vending machine in Saitama【Taste test】

Does fresh OJ taste even sweeter when it’s squeezed by a machine?

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Titan trash can to be placed near a Coca-Cola vending machine in Oita to help promote recycling

Hopefully it will help people realize they’re not supposed to throw trash in recycling bins.

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Pick a beautiful blossom from Shinjuku Station’s limited-time flower vending machine

This ephemeral vending machine lets you buy a floral gift right in the heart of the Japanese capital.

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We visit Japan’s new Sriracha vending machines to get our spicy red-sauce fix【Pics】

Once hard to find in Japan, now it’s super convenient!

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Bandai releases a retro item with zodiac signs in gachapon capsule toy form…but what is it?

This little device could almost always be found in cafés in Japan throughout the latter part of the Showa Period (1926-1989).

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Power up like Godzilla with new limited-edition Godzilla Energy Drink

King of the Monsters sets out to become King of the Energy Drinks too.

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Retro noodle soup vending machine is immortalized in an udon soup-flavored pound cake

One noodle-dispensing vending machine in the north of Japan is so beloved that you can now buy it in dessert form with a special box.

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To prevent heatstroke and COVID-19, Ibaraki vending machines dispense free cold water to students

The vending machines have been set up at 14 different elementary and middle schools in Tsukubamirai city.

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Kyoto Mystery Spot: vending machine near one of Kyoto’s oldest temples sells what?! 【Photos】

We’ll give you a hint: this vending machine will provide you divine protection while on the go.

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A vending machine where you don’t know what you’re buying until it comes out – we give it a try!

This vending machine has ‘mystery’ written all over it – literally.
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Factory-outlet bacon and other pork products found in Fukuoka laundromat vending machine

Purchasing slightly defective cured meats while doing a load of laundry has never been easier!

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Enjoy a refreshing bottle of just-kidding “soy sauce” from Japanese vending machines this summer

Wait, what?

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We try insect snacks from this vending machine in Tokyo, and get a bonus surprise in the capsule

Our insects come with something heavy, metallic, and nothing to do with insects at all.

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Vending machine selling edible bugs is an instant hit in Kumamoto, generates about $4,600 a month

Fancy some crunchy diving beetles or irresistible pupae?

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Vending machine in Kumamoto to offer delicious insect snacks, let you munch them on the go

Supplementing your diet with an alternative protein source will be easier than ever.

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The first ever pizza-dispensing vending machine in Japan is now operating in Hiroshima

And the pizza it makes is actually good, according to Japanese netizens.

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Weird Japanese vending machine art installation has us sweaty, disturbed

Stay out too long in the direct heat, and this is what might happen to you.

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Vending machines in Tokyo Station not getting restocked, exploitative “black company” to blame

Employees go on landmark strike to tackle unpaid overtime, receive overwhelming support from netizens.

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Thirsty buyer trolled by Japanese “mystery” vending machine, gets a liquid, but not one to drink

Man learns the dangers of playing vending machine Russian Roulette.

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Company president motivates employees via vending machine with personalised messages

You may think you’ve heard and seen it all when it comes to Japan’s vending machines. They dispense panties and hot food, and sometimes they’ll give you a little freebie. But what you still might not know is that these handy beverage-dispensing boxes have been getting quite chatty recently. It’s not uncommon now for your vending machine to attempt to engage you in some chit-chat as you purchase your wares. The one outside my apartment, for example, chats to me each morning about the weather, sometimes in the Kansai dialect, and sometimes even in English. “Vendy” also likes to dispense encouraging soundbites, such as “Do your best again today!” In fact, we’ve become pretty pally.

The talking vending machine technology is apparently customisable, and recent reports have been circulating of a company president who has installed several machines for his coworkers’ use which feature his smiling mugshot and a variety of encouraging dialogue he’s recorded to keep up employee morale!

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