According to inside contacts, the Japanese banking crisis shows no signs of
ameliorating. If anything, it's getting worse.
Following last week's news that Origami Bank had folded, we are hearing
that Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank plans to cut back some of
its branches. Karaoke Bank is up for sale and is going for a song. Business
at the First Bank of Hiroshima has completely bombed, and the Okinawa Bank
remains an island unto itself.
Meanwhile, shares in Kamikaze Bank have nose-dived and 500 back-office
staff at Karate Bank got the chop. Analysts report that there is something
fishy going on at Sushi Bank and staff there fear they may get a raw deal.
The Kyoto Bank remains, as always, the garden spot.
Submitted by reader C.K.