If you take a look into the history of SlashGear, we've had our eyeballs stuck in vending machines for a while now. It's a very abridged history, but one trend sticks out like a box full of assorted juices: the Japanese have the best vending machines in the world. Without a doubt. Japanese culture today is such that if you're on your way walking from any place to any other place, chances are there's going to be a machine on the street to sell you a beer. And what's new for today? Hot soup and bananas!