I spotted this newspaper vending machine during a recent trip to Kyoto. With the vast number and variety of vending machines we've seen on the streets, I was startled to realize that this was the first newspaper vending machine I'd seen. Especially striking since they are one of the most frequently seen types of vending machines in the US. As you can see it was empty, either it was a really good edition, or perhaps a sign of the times...? I'm hoping for a really good edition.