Japan: The Nation of Vending Machines

Published in Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures (September 22, 2018).

Every time I see a vending machine, I study the prices. I wonder how much they’ll charge for a serving of human connection. Someone to ask you how you’re doing or to tell you to take your vitamins before you sleep. Will it come in a can, or a bottle?

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