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VENDING MACHINES

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan plans to introduce several thousand more vending machines with digital price displays that can be controlled remotely to vary prices according to demand.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2023
Coca-Cola Japan to expand trial of dynamic-price vending machines
The dynamic pricing scheme allows the prices of vending machine items to be raised when demand is high and lowered when sales are low.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 11, 2023
‘Forest’ of carbon dioxide-sucking vending machines planned in Japan
Starting with about 30 units in the Kanto and Kansai area, the experiment is part of plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / ZERO GRAVITY
Apr 15, 2023
Roger Dahl on tea ceremony
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 16, 2023
Japan's upscale vending machines now offer caviar and wagyu
Aided by the pandemic push to minimize contact with others, food-dispensing machines have emerged as a rare spark of growth for the ailing sector.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 7, 2023
Vending machines make duty-free shopping easier for travelers in Japan
Travelers can pre-order items online and pick them up at automated retail machines at airports or other transport hubs in major cities including Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Sep 1, 2022
Japan Times 1997: Japan shocked by news of Princess Diana's death
Twenty-five years ago, news of Princess Diana's death spread to Japan. Comparisons are drawn to media coverage of the Japanese royal family, and editors explain what made her popular here.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Longform
May 9, 2022
Out of the box: Japan's vending machines get a modern makeover amid pandemic
The health crisis has highlighted the merits of the unmanned dispensers, leading to a flurry of new — and sometimes bizarre — products being offered by the electronic boxes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 10, 2021
Japanese vending machines: the cutting edge of merchandising … and on the brink of irrelevance?
Media reports focusing on Japan's quirky vending machine culture dive into what new items are on offer and the risk they face due to competition from convenience stores.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 9, 2021
Vending machines help ease access to COVID-19 tests in Japan
Seven machines, each holding about 60 PCR testing kits have been set up around the greater Tokyo area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 24, 2021
Japan's vending machines embrace baby goods
Disposable diapers, baby wet wipes and canned liquid formula are now increasingly being offered in locations around the country.
Japan Times
CARTOONS / ZERO GRAVITY
Jun 28, 2020
Roger Dahl on Japan's vending machines
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 14, 2020
Cooled masks sold in Japan's vending machines prove a hit in pandemic
Masks are helping struggling knitwear company earn revenue while bringing a bit of happiness to the people purchasing them.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2019
Japan to OK sales of duty-free goods in vending machines amid labor crunch
The government is ready to approve a plan to sell duty-free goods in vending machines to address Japan's labor shortage, especially in areas outside of big cities, government sources said Monday.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Aug 17, 2019
Lofty life goals
'I had a dream last night that I had the keys to all the cans.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2018
Pizza vending machine attracts crowds in Hiroshima
Want a piping hot pizza any time you feel like one? So did truck driver Yoshiharu Taniguchi, who craved freshly made Italian pies when he worked long nights. His solution: hunt for a pizza vending machine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2017
Osaka's ¥1 sales energize shoppers but not good for BOJ's inflation quest
Osaka is famed for it's cheap prices, with ¥1 supermarket sales, ¥10 drinks and discount train tickets sold right next to the station. That attracts thrifty consumers and tourists, but may be undercutting the central bank's efforts to generate sustained price rises.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2017
Uniqlo installs clothing vending machines in U.S. airports, malls
Japanese casual clothing chain operator Uniqlo Co. has been placing vending machines in airports and malls in U.S. cities, offering two of its most popular items.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Aug 19, 2017
Gachapon: Tracing the evolution of Japan's colorful toy capsules
Where else but Japan could you buy a miniature version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" figure crouching over a squat toilet, horror-struck? It's one of thousands of ingeniously designed trinkets you can buy for a pittance from toy machines across the nation. They're subversive, beautifully crafted and...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 4, 2017
French can buy fresh oysters from vending machines
In a change from chocolates and fizzy drinks, the French are starting to offer fresh oysters from vending machines in the hope of selling more of the delicacy outside business hours.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jul 22, 2017
'Roadside Lights': Capturing Japan through its lonely vending machines
Photographer Eiji Ohashi gained a deeper appreciation of Japan's ubiquitous vending machines one harsh night in his Hokkaido hometown of Wakkanai, Japan's northernmost city.

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