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A banana machine in Tokyo’s trend-setting Shibuya district is growing popular with busy urbanites who crave the fruit as a refreshing breakfast or snack.

The dispenser, installed in an underground area near the 109 fashion complex in late June, sells them for ¥130 apiece or ¥390 a bunch. Despite the premium prices, more than 2,500 have been sold within a month.

“I think it fits with the times when everything is about speed,” said a representative for the operator, Dole Japan Ltd.

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