I love Japan.. I would have to say it's the vending machine capital of the world, you can literally buy anything and everything from a vending machine there.
In my last visit to New York I had the opportunity to have a short layover in Tokyo, so while I was there I had the chance to take in a 'snack' at Haneda airport.
Drop in your coins and volla you don't a dehydrated bowl of ramen but a token stating what you've ordered
Goodness in a bowl.. om nom nom!
I don't care the time of the day.. I'm always happy to be able to eat ramen!