Used panties vending machines are another example of the particularities of certain aspects of Japanese society. Young ladies, sometimes even teenagers, use some panties for a while, and then they sell them to get some extra money. Selling used panties is not legal in Japan anymore, thus not many of these vending machines remain on the streets of Japan.
Somebody sent me this picture of a vending machine serving Japanese porn magazines. Notice that to buy the material it is required to introduce a driving license in the slot that is just above the coin slot. I have never seen one of these, I think they are not very common; however I have lately seen several trash cans for adult magazines.
Shigeo Tokuda worked all his life for a travel agency until he retired when he was 60 years old. When he retired he realized that he had too much free time and decided to become an actor for the adult film industry. Being 73 years old he has appeared in more than 350 porn movies, starring along with porn actresses ranging from 20 years old to 70 years old.
One in every five people in Japan is older than 60 years; porn with actors and actresses older than 60 years is now more popular than ever. There are even producing companies specialized in this kind of pornography because the market keeps on growing. Shigeo Tokuda is very popular in Japan, and even CNN made a report about him: