The Dydo vending machines in Japan that are able to talk to you (albeit falling short of making decent conversation – all the better if you are not an approachable person) have now received an upgrade, where special versions which are headed for the Kansai region will now be friendlier, in a sense where it offers a more casual speech. Apart from the Kansai region, there will also be efforts to introduce localized versions for Aomori and Nagoya. Guess with the local slang and lingo thrown in, it might do better in enticing a customer, but it probably won’t work as well in areas where there are plenty of local tourists from different prefectures or regions. Who would have thought that vending machines cater to folks in such a specific manner?
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