Why Japan has so many vending machines

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  • Published on:  Sunday, June 4, 2017
  • What vending machines can teach you about this country

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    While in Japan I noticed vending machines everywhere. Looking into it a little deeper a discovered that there's a very interesting answer to why Japan has so many vending machines. It's an economic story but it's also a story about how Japanese society values robotics and automation.

    I even found a business card vending machine: https://www.thclips.net/video/Ogb7FyzQhbk/video.html

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  • Vox

    Vox

     2 years ago +1160

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  • H H

    H H

     yesterday

    Just wondering what will happen if suddenly a massive power blackout happens...

  • Haekhaall stfu

    Haekhaall stfu

     yesterday

    cuz Japan not have "WARUNG"

  • Sachie Reid

    Sachie Reid

     3 days ago +1

    No apartments are smaller than SUV 🤣🤣

  • super gerd

    super gerd

     7 days ago

    it's a miracle he can afford a taxi in Japan

  • JOSEPH THISTLE

    JOSEPH THISTLE

     7 days ago

    Walk and stop and video good documentary and well done

  • Ano Meka

    Ano Meka

     7 days ago

    surprising, when here in the west, the system tend to reduce money and coins.

  • wenwei su

    wenwei su

     7 days ago

    i wonder if the mainland chinese society will follow japanese society closely by becoming highly automated because mainland china prioritises high tech development

  • J Magana

    J Magana

     14 days ago

    Japan is to busy with anime for fuckie fuckie...

  • ガイ・フェルナルニ

    ガイ・フェルナルニ

     14 days ago

    hey i live there!

  • Deep Yurple

    Deep Yurple

     14 days ago +1

    We have exactly same vending machines in Moscow. There is "We're from Japan" slogan on them.

  • Twinkly Thingy

    Twinkly Thingy

     21 days ago

    :) you can find almost anything in vending machines in Japan: newspapers, popular books, manga, umbrellas, batteries, sanitary napkins.... these are some that just rushed out of my mind

  • Pakistani Nationalist

    Pakistani Nationalist

     21 days ago

    They just do have a problem?

  • William Marcus Gaming

    William Marcus Gaming

     21 days ago

    where did you get the music?

  • Blasian Asian

    Blasian Asian

     21 days ago

    Was that a coin with a hole in it?

  • Dr23rippa

    Dr23rippa

     21 days ago

    Simple 24/7 potential to earn money. You don't have to pay for a employee or a till or pension scheme sick pay... Plus if it ain't making money on that street, how easy is it to move to another...

  • Leelaa

    Leelaa

     21 days ago

    What are those called: 1:41 ?

  • mert özdemir

    mert özdemir

     21 days ago

    thank you for this video

  • bluefalcon5537

    bluefalcon5537

     21 days ago

    The coin is a major issue in Japanese currency in my opinion because there are no bills smaller than 1000 yen, which is equivalent to about 10 dollars. I kept ending up with a noticeably heavy pocket full of change by the end of the day.

  • Japanese Muggle-born

    Japanese Muggle-born

     21 days ago +3

    1:40
    I live in Tokyo, but I have never seen this tiny boxes where he insists Japanese people live



    He knows nothing about Japan