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Unique vending machines selling frozen food ranging from slices of fish to Swiss rolls have been gaining popularity in northern Japan, providing a new source of income for pandemic-hit businesses while allowing customers to purchase goods without the risk of contracting COVID-19.

One vending machine, installed by fish wholesaler Chibasuisan in a residential area of Sapporo, supplies boneless slices of fish such as salmon and mackerel priced from ¥300 ($2.70) to ¥1,500.

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