all the vending machines in Japan, sometimes it seems like the street
lamps aren't even needed, as the vending machines light up the road.
On smaller streets with no lighting the vending machine casts its
illumination along the street.
To the right is an example of a cigarette vending machine at night,
complete with a Marlboro ad on the bottom. The most popular brand
in Japan appears to be "Mild Seven", with international
brands Marlboro and Camel widely available. More interesting names
for cigarette brands are "Peace" and "Hope",
which you probably need a lot of if you are going to be smoking