Among the first results on a Google search for "Japan vending machines": "12 Japanese vending machines you won't believe exist," "18 things you can buy in Japanese vending machines," "25 things you'll only find in vending machines in Japan," "9 crazy Japanese vending machines," and "The 7 weirdest Japanese vending machines." What interested me, however, was what the vending machines say about Japan's unique culture.An obvious answer stuck out: Japanese people, and Tokyoites in particular, work a lot and therefore value convenience.You have 1 hour.' One note helpfully points out 'DO NOT USE - numbers are incorrect.'But another message adds: 'Or do, if you like surprises.' It even lifts a few combinations that are guaranteed to deliver an 'ok' snack.Another vending machine note is written from the point of view of the appliance.
When customers arrive to pick up their orders, they walk up to the kiosk and type in a code and their groceries appear within a minute.
Deputy Chief James Anguiano said via email that he could not say very much about the crimes because they are ongoing investigations, but he encouraged anyone who sees anything or knows anything to contact PSO.
The vending machine thefts, reported as nine separate crimes, are the only incidents like that reported on campus in the last six months (as far back as the crime reports go).
We've rounded up the funniest pictures of vending machine fails, from sarcastic notes left on faulty units to a cat finding his way into an appliance.
Dozens have shared pictures of their hilarious vending machine disasters on Imgur, where some of these images have racked up millions of views.
Some of the most popular are photos of witty notes left on broken vending machines.