It isn't a recent thing that Japanese vending machine technology has surpassed that of other nations with cutting edge innovations like touchscreens, or fresh concepts like the banana vending machine. No, these so-called "retro" machines have been spewing out ramen and udon for sometime, putting our American soda machines to shame. Check out the rather zen video of one such machine, below.
Video: Japanese Ramen Vending Machine
· Japanese Ramen Vending Machine [YouTube via Japan Probe]