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Toymaker gives tourists one less reason to leave Japan

Small trinkets inside capsules inside vending machines inside airports

Gacha vending machines at Narita Airport

TOKYO -- Traveling abroad is fun, but tourists often don't know what to do with leftover coins from the countries they visit. Now they do, at least in Japan, thanks to T-Arts.

T-Arts, a subsidiary of toymaker Tomy, wants to think of it as a way to enjoy one's last moments in Japan: Remove coins from pocket. Slide coins into vending machine slot. Turn handle once. Receive minitoy in small translucent capsule.

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