@JustHerrick Not for the words, but that you're actually pulling up Poison.
A vending machine that switches to battery power to dispense drinks for free in a disaster. Would NEVER work in the USA, but in Japan, its a fantastic idea.
This fits in well with a story I read on BlogD.com the other day about how the author of the site had never had a power outage in 15 years. Here it is a monthly occurance. So what could make the Japanese power grid so much more stable??