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Not to be confused with Vends or Wends.
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Vendo (Japanese language: ヴェンド) is a slang neologism for standing around an alcohol vending machine as a group and drinking.

Causes

Alcohol vending machines are common in Japan, and there is general acceptance of public drinking. There is no open container law in Japanese law.

Alcoholic drinks at bars in Japan are relatively expensive at 500 to 800 yen. Vending machine drinks are much cheaper at 250 to 350 yen. Due to the novelty value of this activity, it is especially popular with the large community of English teachers who work in Japan, as most English-speaking countries have an open container law and much stricter public attitudes towards public drinking.

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