Vending machines will give out free items in the event of an earthquake in Japan.
According to foreign news, imagine a city where vending machines open automatically during an earthquake and give people free food.
Yes, that is exactly what is happening in the coastal city of Ako, Japan, as Japan prepares to deal with natural disasters.
The Japanese news agency “The Maneki” has reported that a trial has been started on two vending machines to work in an emergency in the city of Ako.
These machines usually sell snacks and drinks, but during major natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, they will also distribute free food items.
These vending machines have 300 bottles of soda and 150 emergency food items, while they are also equipped with lockers that contain essential hygiene items such as portable toilets and masks.
These vending machines are opened on orders to evacuate in the event of an earthquake or other natural disaster.
These vending machines are installed near buildings where earthquake shelters have been constructed.
Akko City is located in a place that is prone to dangerous earthquakes.
These emergency vending machines are a joint project of the municipality and Tokyo-based pharmaceutical firm Earth Corporation.
The company has signed contracts with 17 municipalities across Japan to solve local problems in 2020, with the machine being the first of its kind to be installed in Eco.
According to a company representative, ‘We would like to expand this across the country as a social welfare project.’
Every street in Japan’s cities has vending machines that sell a wide variety of items, including bear and whale meat.
In this way, a vending machine has been installed in the capital, Tokyo, that has a radio installed on it that will broadcast information during an emergency.
This radio will be active during dangerous earthquakes and will provide evacuation and other important information to the local population.