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Why Japan has so many vending machines
Why Japan has so many vending machines
Why Japan has so many vending machines

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What vending machines can teach you about this country

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While in Japan I noticed vending machines everywhere. Looking into it a little deeper a discovered that there's a very interesting answer to why Japan has so many vending machines. It's an economic story but it's also a story about how Japanese society values robotics and automation.

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