Japan is a country that is famous for their technological advances, and I was psyched to see Japanese beer vending machines. The land of the rising sun gave us the Sony walkman, the dependable car, and karaoke, so it is no surprise that they are ahead of the rest of the world in dispensing snacks and beverages. Yes, Japan rules the world when it comes to the sophistication of the vending machine. It boggled my mind that they had vending machines that served hot coffee in cans in the same units that served cold drinks. How is a square machine able to regulate temperature like that?
Yakov Smirnoff was an Ukrainian born American comedian famous in the 1980s for contrasting Soviet life with American life. His catch phrase was “what a country,” and he used this every time he joked about the superiority of American conveniences. I felt a similar sentiment when the photo below was taken.
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What a convenience!..Cool…
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ohhhhh pass me one!
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Wow, quoting Yakov Smirnoff in a travel post. You are a good man .
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Yup, these are great! But don’t forget the whiskey vending machines too, or the live lobster vending machines, or the porn…I mean classical art vending machines 🙂
well, as if i needed even one more reason to visit Japan… vending machines full of beer, whiskey, and other desirables? I’m on my way 😉
thanks for the awesome culture clue, now I know what to do when I visit!
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There are many reasons to travel to Japan, but a beer off the street is one great reason for me to return.
Does it check your ID or can anyone drink?
Ohhh made my mood to have a beer, great post!