vending machines

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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Japanese drink vending machine capsule toys: A must-have for recreating Japan in miniature

Scale-size recreations of Japan’s ever-present drink machines dispense their own tiny model cans.

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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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Fanta Socata!? Now available exclusively from Japanese vending machines

New Japanese Fanta features a unique flavour from abroad.

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Japanese capsule toy vending machines now selling working capsule toy vending machines

That’s right, you can now own your very own gacha gacha gacha gacha.

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Love letters from little sisters on sale from Japanese gacha vending machine【Photos】

Handwritten letters contain messages of bittersweet passion and homicidal jealousy.

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The most vandalised vending machines in Japan? We check out a grungy duo at America Village

This pair turns heads on the street, but do they even work?

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We caved in to curiosity and bought a mystery box from a strange vending machine in Akihabara

Each box comes with a random tale attached to it.

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