Why Japan has so many vending machines

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  • Published on:  Sunday, June 4, 2017
  • 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.

    I even found a business card vending machine: https://cnclips.net/video/Ogb7FyzQhbk/video.html

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  • Vox
    Vox  2 years ago +1198

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  • HindiCartoons
    HindiCartoons  yesterday

    Japan Whole Problem Solution: Indians !
    😆😆😆

  • S I
    S I  3 days ago

    safer than foreign countries, that's all. he don't know japan

  • Aly pixar
    Aly pixar  5 days ago

    Great video

  • mayhem rocks
    mayhem rocks  5 days ago

    Your right ear seems smaller than the left.

  • Marisa
    Marisa  7 days ago

    They no need human anymore...

  • Vallabh Sonawale
    Vallabh Sonawale  7 days ago +4

    2017: why Japan has so many vending machines

    2019: why India has so many taparies

  • Detektive Jarvise

    First, I red „wedding-machine“

  • dom40864
    dom40864  7 days ago

    Smaller population is better

  • Mike O’Rourke
    Mike O’Rourke  7 days ago

    Somewhere in NYC there’s a Japanese man making a video including why he can not purchase anything with a few coins.

  • Khal Netherfields

    if this guy would punch me i would place my lips upon him and kiss. also vice versa.

  • MAX
    MAX  7 days ago

    Incredible Japan 🇯🇵

  • Ranjan Biswas
    Ranjan Biswas  7 days ago

    In 100 years, there will be more robots in Japan than Humans.

  • Pursuit Mane
    Pursuit Mane  14 days ago

    1 vending machine is Enough for 23 people.

  • The Most Original Gamer

    What? Japan has no Cashless economy? :/
    No Google Pay? No QR codes? 🤐🔫

  • Stephanie Fernandez

    This is a great video, insightful content! Keep up the great work!

  • Rose Lee
    Rose Lee  14 days ago

    Vending machines are many in Japan has a few factors. But is not according to this YouTuber said. Efficiency is key in Japanese culture. Everything has to be fast and efficient. It is like supply and demands. When done right demand for them will be high. Vending machines in the states only serves you junk foods and junk drinks. In Japan, people worked hard and time is something they have enough of. To save times for you to get enough sleep to work, vending machines can give you that. You go to shops that serves you food you have drive there, waits in line to be serve and then waits for your food to be made and serves to you. There are other reasons why they are so many of them. Vending machine is a business that make money. It could be those who are not able to work and still wants to make money to save up for future use. It requires less money to open one. Old people and those who are no long in the job market.

  • Tanakorn Lueangkajonvit

    yes It has too many coinage haha
    but now you can use suica card It's very to use for vending machine, almost of automate thing can use suica card

  • NICE NIGHTCORE
    NICE NIGHTCORE  14 days ago

    So simply put Japan is place where an average person is at least Middle to highly skilled worker.

  • youssef boudaya
    youssef boudaya  21 days ago

    hey @Vox love your videos can you please tell me the name of the song used at 1:22 ?