Japanese vending machines

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Japanese vending machines

Story:

So benri!

story by Simone van Driel

Beverage vending machines are super benri (‘convenient’). They made their way to Japan in the second half of the 20th century and quickly developed into a major factor in the country’s distribution system. The fast-paced lifestyle of a busy city like Tokyo was the perfect environment for the machine to flourish. This story will tell you all there is to know about vending machines in Japan.

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