You can buy used high school panties in vending machines (if you want) though!
I've often heard of that, but I've never seen it first-hand. Have you?
I have seen plenty of beer in vending machines. I think it's nice that the Japanese don't make their teenagers go through all the hassle of getting/making a fake ID to get drunk.
I've also seen the "vending stores"; un-staffed shops with nothing inside but vending machines.
I also remember reading (or seeing) a story about a "vending hotel" where you can check in by yourself.
AgnesOgg: we have cat cafeterias here in China, but you don't go there to play
with the cats!