Salaryman 34 (Japanese)
They should be turned off in places like Tokyo — where there are lots of them — and many shops, if there is not enough electricity, but they should be kept on where people need them.
Graphic designer, 23 (French)
Yes. I think vending machines are a good thing, but there are too many of them, so some should be turned off. I use vending machines to buy drinks sometimes.
Housewife, 70 (Japanese)
I think they should be turned off in places where they are not necessary. I'm also worried that vending machines might fall down in a big quake, so they should be removed from dangerous places.
Sean Murphy (American)
Electronic design automation, 46
The small proprietors who run those machines probably need the income a lot more than the large firms. I also think the government should move faster to get more power generation for Japan.
Volunteer guide, 54 (Japanese)
There are lots of convenience stores around, so I don't know if vending machines are really necessary. If people want to drink when they go outside, they should bring water from home.
Housewife, 30 (French)
Yes, but I'm not sure it would change anything. I think that all people must do something on their own. But I know that industry must change, so why not start by turning off vending machines?