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(Japan Today)   To support parents on the go, Japanese vending machines now sell diapers. Clean diapers, not dirty -- it shouldn't need clarification but there you go   (japantoday.com) divider line
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2021-01-21 4:14:05 AM  
Perverted ones aside, don't Japanese vending machines sell fricking everything?
 
2021-01-21 4:48:46 AM  

trerro: Perverted ones aside, don't Japanese vending machines sell fricking everything?


And aren't perverted one actually very uncommun ?

From what I've heard from people living there, Japan is much more boring and conservative than one would think.
 
2021-01-21 7:10:37 AM  
Everything else static has been available since the 80s.  It's when you have live crabs or bananas that it's remarkable in Japanese vending machines.
 
2021-01-21 8:05:44 AM  
Yes. Japan is extremely boring, as far as that goes.

The economics of vending machines have developed to a fascinating degree. People are creative with them. Fundamentally, they are not vandalized or stolen from. People respect them as they would a shop. That is the key to the whole system. The owners of the beverage machines have done things like buy hot and cold vending machines with hot coffee and tea, and then cold cola and lemonade or whatever.

Then you get the dry goods, which could be porn magazines, or feminine hygiene products, or diapers, or panties or whatever. Probably anything you can think of. Socks. Neckties. Deodorant. Condoms. The specialty machines might have alcohol of different kinds, and they might be right outside liquor stores for customers who come after hours. I don't see many food machines. There is kind of a stigma against eating while walking around, on buses and trains, etc.Of course, tickets of all kinds are sold. I went skiing last weekend and did not really have to meet anyone or talk to anyone. It is all automated.

Then there are what could only be described as "agglomeration economies run wild." Once a group of vending machines becomes popular, other owners will try to put their machines nearby to capture customers with similar products. This happens a lot with small toy vending machines that sell little toys in plastic capsules. There are hundreds of these machines lined up in huge banks in malls or even inside cheaper retail shops.

There are machines INSIDE restaurants so that employees do not have to handle money. Not all restaurants, of course, but a lot of them. Everyone has a ticket, so there are no mistakes with orders. No tips. No problem.

There is an urban and rural component as well. The machines are for convenience, not just based on location. So you might be driving out in the middle of nowhere and see a machine lit up out on its own. You have to get way out into the boondocks to see many of those. They might be near a bus stop, or at a crossroads. Just one lonely old machine.

Small shops that have a small menu can use vending machines as kind of a force multiplier. Maybe you only serve vanilla cones, but you might have a few vending machines where customers can buy 30 other flavors. You just upsell once you get the customer there.

And they all work. I think I have never been ripped off by a vending machine in Japan.
 
2021-01-21 8:12:52 AM  

padraig: trerro: Perverted ones aside, don't Japanese vending machines sell fricking everything?

And aren't perverted one actually very uncommun ?

From what I've heard from people living there, Japan is much more boring and conservative than one would think.


Correct. I only know one place with "adult" stuff: it's in Akihabara which caters to foreign (and domestic) nerds. It's near a huge sex toy shop (7 floors of get-your-freak-on).

I was drunkenly walking to a friend's house late one night with my sister who was visiting. We passed a vending machine selling batteries. I asked "who is this for? who tf needs batteries at 2a.m. like immediately?" My sister looks me dead in the eye like I'm a moron. "I can think of a few nights when [boyfriend] was away and some fresh batteries were EXACTLY what I needed."
 
2021-01-21 8:30:00 AM  

kyuzokai: My sister looks me dead in the eye like I'm a moron. "I can think of a few nights when [boyfriend] was away and some fresh batteries were EXACTLY what I needed."


Early in our relationship my wife brought a battery-powered vibrator with her.  I looked at it, and said "That's not a vibrator." I whipped out my Hitachi Magic Wand and said, "This is a vibrator." She ordered one the next day.
 
2021-01-21 8:42:40 AM  

kyuzokai: Correct. I only know one place with "adult" stuff: it's in Akihabara which caters to foreign (and domestic) nerds. It's near a huge sex toy shop (7 floors of get-your-freak-on).


That would be M's Pop Life Department (NSFW obviously).
 
2021-01-21 9:04:46 AM  

batlock666: kyuzokai: Correct. I only know one place with "adult" stuff: it's in Akihabara which caters to foreign (and domestic) nerds. It's near a huge sex toy shop (7 floors of get-your-freak-on).

That would be M's Pop Life Department (NSFW obviously).


Would be if I could read...
 
2021-01-21 9:40:59 AM  

batlock666: kyuzokai: Correct. I only know one place with "adult" stuff: it's in Akihabara which caters to foreign (and domestic) nerds. It's near a huge sex toy shop (7 floors of get-your-freak-on).

That would be M's Pop Life Department (NSFW obviously).


Actually, I was thinking of Love Merci (NSFW, duh), but there are a few of them in Akihabara (perhaps unsurprisingly).
 
2021-01-22 9:17:39 AM  
And for after the diaper changing is completed:
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