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Fun Link Friday: Mystery Vending Machines

Just a quickie Fun Link Friday this week! Back in February Japan Today reported on a fun find in Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture: vending machines with unknown contents mixed into the usual drink and snack fare. Some of the machines had … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Eiji Ohashi’s lonely vending machines

This week is just a quick fun link– a CNN feature on the photographer Eiji Ohashi, who has spent years photographing vending machines that often stand alone in Japan’s most isolated places. Travelers unfamiliar with Japan are often shocked by … Continue reading

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Smart vending machines make corporate big brother a little more creepy

Japan is known worldwide for its innovative, if not sometimes bizarre, ventures into new technology. It’s also known for having vending machines on almost every block in most urban areas, carrying everything from bottled drinks to women’s underwear (though the … Continue reading

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