I find canned drinks in Japan amazing. There are so many kinds and so many vending machines! The cans are often very nice-looking. They sometimes look so good that I feel it’s a waste to use them only once! I believe that they are recycled though, which is a good thing. Many cans like those used for canned coffee are incredibly strong, being made of steel. In Canada, cannned drinks are usually pop or juice and come in aluminum cans that I can crush with my hand or foot if I want to. Try crushing a Japanese steel can! You can squeeze it like crazy or stand on it, but you probably won’t be able to crush it. They’re incredibly strong! Another interesting thing is that vending machines offer hot canned drinks during the colder seasons. In Canada, canned drinks in vending machines are sold cold. Differences like these make living in Japan interesting and fun! (^.^)
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi
gotta love those steel cans…
It would be kinda neat to see a 10-yen deposit on aluminum cans and have steel cans abolished altogether.