I recently went to Japan (specifically Osaka and a few other places around Kansai) for the first time in my life, and had an amazing time. One of the many cultural differences I noticed was that Japanese ATMs were rather different to those in other parts of Asia, North America, or in Europe.
In particular, every one I encountered presented money towards the user displayed "in full", usually up from the ground, as if it were a pile of cash resting on a table. Every other ATM I've ever used shoves out a (probably) thin wadge of notes, with the edge of the wadge presented towards the user, and the face of the notes hidden until the user removes them.
Why? Given the extra engineering effort in making machines like this, and the vast amount of cultural background to money in Japan, I'd be surprised if it's sheer chance.
Here's an attempt at illustrating what I'm on about:
Japanese ATM -- Yen come out of a grey slot, presented face-up towards the user, not held on any side:
[e.g.] US ATM -- Money comes out in a thin wadge held by rollers: