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Pizza vending machine attracts crowds in Hiroshima

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. He tracked down an Italian company that manufactured them, ...

Uniqlo installs clothing vending machines in U.S. airports, malls

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. The company has installed five of the so-called "Uniqlo to Go" machines since Aug. 2, including one at California's ...

French can buy fresh oysters from vending machines

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. One pioneer is Tony Berthelot, an oyster farmer whose automatic dispenser of live oysters ...

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

Business / Tech Jul 24, 2015

The A-Z on Japan's new SIM card vending machines

by Kazuaki Nagata

On Friday, two SIM card vending machines were launched at Narita International Airport aimed at making travel easier for Japan's increasing number of inbound tourists. After featuring a story on the new machines in The Japan Times, feedback indicated that readers wanted to know more. So, ...