Japanese farmers embrace automated coin-operated lockers to sell produce

When it comes to weaving the old world with the new age, Japan has much ingenuity to offer.

Amidst a serious labour shortage, numerous businesses in Japan are implementing measures to incorporate automation into their business models. The Japanese government even encourages businesses to innovate and embrace the automated and unmanned retail system, according to Lianhe Zaobao.

China Press reported that vegetable farmers in the city of Nerima came up with an intelligent way of selling their produce — a vegetable stand made up of coin-operated lockers.

How the system works is that farmers would first have to set the price before placing their produce in the storage boxes. Customers would then only have to insert coins to retrieve what they need. 

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