I love Japanese vending machines. This morning I had hot coffee, yes, hot coffee, straight out of a vending machine. And it wasn’t one of those stick the cup in and push the button kind either. It came in a can, and it was hot. In Kyoto I even found a vending machine that sells ties and SD memory cards. The Japanese must think we’re so uncivilized and low-tech when they come to America. We’re way behind the times in terms of vending machines… and toilets.