Vending Machine: Proof of age required

Vending Machine: Proof of age required

Tobacco vending machines in Japan now require proof of age to make a purchase.

Currently this is in the form of a “taspo” age-verification card that must be scanned in order to make a purchase, and the card also has an electronic money function so no cash or separate credit/debit card is needed.

Coming soon, taspo enabled cellphones that act as credit cards….. and then what? will Japan become the first country to move to a cashless society with all transactions tracked and recorded by your personal embedded credit/identity chip.

tobacco vending machine, via Wired