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CNN News:日本的人均自动售货机个数多于美国

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Spinning the globe for our next story, we're taking you to the island nation of Japan. With 126.7 million people living there, the country has less than 40 percent of the population size of the U.S., and yet Japan has 5 million vending machines, compared to America's 7 million. So, significantly more machines per person in Japan.

下一则新闻我们去探索世界,我们将带大家前往岛国日本。日本有1.267亿人口,比美国人口的40%还要少,但是日本有500万个自动售货机,而美国有700万个。显然,日本的人均自动售货机个数多于美国。

We're touring the country now to show you the impacts this has on Japan's economy and its way of life.

我们将在日本游览,向大家展示自动售货机对日本经济及生活方式所产生的影响。

WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: There's one on almost every corner. They line side streets, train stations. Vending machines are an essential part of life in Japan. You could almost go an entire day fueled on stuff from them.

CNN国际记者威尔·雷普利:基本上每个角落都有一台自动售货机。这些机器遍布街道和火车站。自动售货机是日本生活必不可少的一部分。通过自动售货机出售的商品补充能量,你可以坚持一整天。

Let's begin with breakfast.They have premium banana. Low sugar banana.

我们先来说早餐。自动售货机出售昂贵的香蕉。低糖香蕉。

Definitely need coffee.

一定需要咖啡。

Red means hot. Blue means cold.

红色表示“热”。蓝色表示“冷”。

One of my absolute favorite things about Japan. Hot coffee in a can.

我最喜欢日本的其中一个原因是,他们有罐装的热咖啡。

A hot lunch too. Not your ordinary cup of noodle. This machine sells oden, a savory stew.

当然自动售货机还提供热腾腾的午餐。并不是普通的杯面。这台机器出售关东煮,这是一道美味的炖菜。

Fish balls, or beef tendon, fish balls.

有鱼丸和牛腱。

Hmm, I can see why this is popular in the winter times. The can is so warm and it tastes good.

嗯,我可以理解这在冬天备受欢迎的原因了。不仅是热腾腾的,而且味道不错。

Vending machines work around the clock, so they don't require people at the cash register. And you can buy what you want, when you want. No matter what you drink, there's a good chance the vending machine was made here, near Nagoya.

自动售货机全天24小时提供服务,不需要收银人员。而且人们可以随时买到他们想吃的食物。无论你想喝什么,你都有可能在名古屋附近的这台自动售货机找到。

Fuji Electric counts about 20 beverage companies as clients. The machines come in different sizes and colors. But they're all pretty much the same inside.

富士电机的客户包括约20家饮料企业。虽然自动售货机的型号和颜色不同,但是出售的商品差不多一样。

"That gives us efficiency," says factory manager Mitsuhiro Saka. "We used manufacture machines in large quantities. But it's become smaller."

工厂经理阪光博表示,“这确保了我们的效率。我们用制造机器进行大量生产。不过现在越来越小。”

There are 5 million vending machines in Japan, according to the latest figures from the manufacturers association. That's one machine for every 25 people, said to be the highest concentration in the world. But those figures have actually declined a bit over the last decade in part from rising competition. It's still a very big business.

据制造商协会公布的最新数据,日本有500万台自动售货机。这意味着平均25个人就有一台自动售货机,这被认为是全世界集中程度最高的。但是由于日趋激烈的竞争,这一数字在过去10年有所下降。不过这仍然是一个非常庞大的产业。

Vending machines sold more than $42 billion worth of goods in 2015, keeping all that cash safe is a serious concern, even in a low crime nation like Japan. So, we can't show you the money collection components inside the door. But I did learn how they make my coffee hot.

2015年,自动售货机出售的商品价值超过420亿美元,保证现金安全是一个严肃的问题,即使在犯罪率低的日本也一样。所以我们不能给大家展示自动售货机存放现金的地方。不过我知道如何给咖啡加热。

"We develop a hybrid system," explains Saka. "That uses exhaust heat created by the cooling chamber to warm up your drink to 55 degrees Celsius, all the while saving energy."

阪解释说,“我们开发了一个混合系统。利用冷却室产生的废热将咖啡加热到55摄氏度,这样还能节省能源。”

But now, 24-hour convenience stores the Japanese called konbinis compete with vending machines for customers and beverage makers face a struggle securing new locations.

不过,现在日本24小时营业的便利店正在同自动售货机争抢顾客,同时饮料制造商也面临挑战,因为他们要确保新的地点。

For operators like Ichiro Yonoi (ph), the challenge is still to refill machines with the bestselling products. He tells us he's been doing this for 12 years. He handles about 3,500 cans a day.

对野井一郎这样的运营者来说,他们还面临着给自动售货机补充畅销商品的挑战。他告诉我们,这份工作他已经做了12年。他每天要处理约3500个罐装商品。

Technology could make his job easier. Smart vending machines connected to the Internet are able to collect sales data, even notify the repairman when they break down, another evolution for an every day object that's evolving, along with modern life in Japan.

技术的创新可以简化他的工作。联网的智能自动售货机可以收集销售数据,甚至还能在出现故障时通知维修工人,这是自动售货机这个日常必需品伴随日本现代生活展开的另一个进化。

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