With 5 million vending machines nationwide (that’s 1 vending machine for every 23 people) and natural disasters commonplace, Japan has specialized vending machines that have a backup battery and dispense free drinks and food in the event of a major emergency.
Vending Machines in Japan Offer Free Drinks in Case of Emergency
Free drinks from a beverage vending machine? It’s more likely than you think – in Japan, that is. Specially labeled vending machines equipped with battery backup are programmed to offer victims of natural disasters life-giving water and soft drinks at no charge.
Major earthquake, flood, storm or other natural disaster in your area? Out of water and the roads are blocked? Japan’s famous vending machines have got you covered. Following a mutually beneficial agreement between Japanese vending machine companies and local municipalities, specially marked beverage vending machines that dispense drinks for free have been set up in public areas.
Subway and train stations are the first to receive these special drinks vending machines with co… Continue Reading (2 minute read)