vending machines

New vending machines in Shibuya set to dispense Blue Bottle Coffee blends, beans, and more

Bougie bougie down, fast artisanal coffee coming to town.   

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We make a Japanese ice cream vending machine

It’s amazing what you can get free with Japanese magazines nowadays. 

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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Japanese vending machines will now let your buy things using your face

Smile for the camera (and the drink).

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Weird Japanese vending machine find: Soda that looks like mayonnaise

We try the strange beverage that’s got people all shook up in Japan.

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Creative Japanese office installs awesome full-size vending machine made out of cardboard【Video】

Japan has a lot vending machines, but there’s only one like this.

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How well do you know your Japanese vending machines?【Quiz】

They’re everywhere and we use them every day, but how well do we really know them?

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Our reporter eats more bugs from a Tokyo vending machine, compares flavors【Taste test】

Our reporter Seiji ventures back to Ueno’s bug vending machine to learn if crickets and grasshoppers taste the same.

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Taste-testing Tokyo’s biggest, best edible bug vending machine【Photos】

We take a chance with a random selection from a machine that sells tarantulas and dung beetles for you to eat.

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The sad story of the Japanese vending machine set to disappear at the end of the year

A little bit of history gone forever as Kirin puts an end to a beloved mainstay.

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Weird Japanese vending machine find: Roasted potatoes in both hot and cold varieties

A machine created to help locals with disabilities

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Vending machines in Japan are now selling disposable diapers

New installations will provide welcome relief for families with young children while on the road. 
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Japanese vending machines now have the strangest thing we never knew we needed: hot bottled water

We had our reasons to be suspicious, but it turns out this is a great idea.

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The mystery of the phantom “sake pass card” at Japanese alcohol vending machines

Remnants of a bygone era reveal the quirks of a previous payment system.

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Coca-Cola’s hot canned shrimp bisque: The newest reason Japanese vending machines are awesome

Just when we thought Japanese vending machines couldn’t get any more awesome, we’re happy to be proven wrong.

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Can you put Japan’s hot bottled tea/coffee in the microwave? Only if you see this special notice

Almost all drink makers caution against it, but one says it’s safe as long as you follow some special rules.

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This is Akihabara’s best hidden food vending machine: The Mansei meat sandwich machine!

Must-eat meat on the street in Japan’s video game and anime capital.

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Japan’s first beef bowl vending machine goes into service in Tokyo

Yoshinoya’s rival introduces new innovation to the gyudon industry.

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Why do Japanese recycle bins have two openings but dump everything into the same compartment?

One says cans, one says bottles, but they end up in the same place.

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Grilled & chilled sweet potatoes from vending machines a hit in southern Japan

The newest natural summer snack sensation is also helping people with disabilities earn livings.

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