Japan is a very convenience country , they have at least 10 convenience store companies all around the country . When we talk about the vending machine, I believe Japan got the most variety in the world. I’ve seen vending machine for cigarette, rice, battery, alcohol, news paper, umbrella, noodles, cheeseburgers, can food… Not just cold drinks , they even a hot coffee or a hot soup in a vending machine.
In Shinagawa, Tokyo last October they have install the first touch screen vending machine which have face recognition. So this machine can recognize whether customers are male or female, or old or young.Next year they might have a vertical, 65-inch, Full HD transparent touch screen vending machine .
source : diginfo