Vending Machines

13 Jan

Japan is well-known as a mecca of technology.  By far, the most interesting result of these advances is the wide-spread use of vending machines, or jidouhanbaiki (roughly translated: self-moving, selling machine).  Everywhere you go in Japan there is a vending machine, or twelve.  They line the streets selling everything from hot and cold drinks, train tickets, ice cream, school supplies, alcohol, pornographic items, clothing, various types of instant food, etc.  It’s very shocking to return to the US and not have a convenient vending machine on every street corner.  Here are some photos of vending machines I found around Hikone.  A normal drink vending machine, a condom vending machine and one selling women’s panties that I found in an area of vending machines devoted to pornographic content.

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4 Responses to “Vending Machines”

  1. vending Thursday, 22 October 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Japan is well-known as a mecca of technology It is true like stone line.the vending machine is revolution in the field of technology.

  2. gumballvending Tuesday, 26 January 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    I’m just starting out in Vending. Check out my progress at: Gumballvending.wordpress.com

  3. Michelle Tuesday, 26 January 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    @gumballvending, I like this post of yours: http://gumballvending.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/tip-7/ . I think it’s a good example of how business and entrepreneurship are similar no matter what field you’re in. You could easily replace the word “candy” with “jewelry” or “handcrafted item” and it would be a great post for this blog about keeping track of your selling data and increasing profits. :) Thank you!

    • gumballvending Wednesday, 27 January 2010 at 9:38 am #

      Thanks for your comment. There are rewards for hardwork no matter what field you’re in.

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