I have received the following report:
Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on HBOS in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.
Origami Bank has folded,
Sumo Bank has gone belly up
Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.
Karaoke Bank is up for sale and likely to go for a song,
Kamikaze Bank shares were suspended after they nose-dived.
Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks,
Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit but they remain in the black.
Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop
In addition analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.
I have on this occasion been unable to determine the veracity of the report.