Japan’s most iconic vending machine food returns, but without the machines?!?

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


Nichirei’s Hot Food returns, thanks to the very thing that caused it to disappear in the first place.

It was with great sadness that, at the end of March, Japanese food company Nichirei announced that they’d be discounting their line of vending machines. In a country with as many vending machines as Japan, the loss of one particular type might not seem like anything to despair over, but Nichirei’s Hot Food machines were special.

Unlike the standard beverage-only machines that dot Japan, Hot Food offered, as promised, all sorts of hot food. The machines were especially common at

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