Used even in temples, they offer from beverages to neckties, umbrellas or flowers. They are an icon in the Asian country that is now in jeopardy by the problems of energy supply after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11. There are more than 5 million, as Japan the country that has the most per capita in the world. They are on streets, offices or even temples and offer from beverages to neckties, umbrellas or flowers: machines vending of Japan, an icon of the Asian country, are now threatened by an intense campaign of energy saving. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Ben Horowitz. In total there are more than 5 million of jido-hanbaiki (vending machines) in Japan, the country with more units per capita in the world, according to the National Association of manufacturers of vending machines. After their landing in the 1960s became a symbol of Japan, its technological strength and also his citizenship economic development, because the fact that vandalism is virtually unknown in the country has been a key factor for implantation into almost all corners. However, problems in the power supply after the earthquake of last March 11 are changing the perception of these devices in the Asian country, especially of those who sell drinks, which are the most widespread and consumed much energy since they often offer heated cans, in addition to cold. For this reason, a dozen of non-governmental organizations has launched a campaign to reduce soda machines, while Tokyo and other three provinces have urged the Government to restrict the number of hours that can remain lit each day to save electricity..