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You Can Bank On That

Author:Neil McDougall, Issue: July 1998, Topic: Humour

(ed. note: Old timers in Tsukuba will remember Neil McDougall, who spent several years at KEK before returning to Oxford about 3 years ago. He shares a bit of humor with the AT readers on the present banking crisis in Japan.)

Following last week's news that Origami Bank had folded, we are hearing that Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank's growth has been stunted and now plans to cut back some of its branches. But there's worse to come.

Karaoke Bank is up for sale and is rumored to be going for a song. Meanwhile, shares in Kamikaze Bank have nose-dived and 500 bank office staff at the Karate Bank got the chop. Worst of all, there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank and staff fear they may get a raw deal.

Any suggestions on what is likely to happen to Tomato Bank? For those not familiar with cute Japanese names for things, this is a real bank! Yes, it was renamed to attract the young female customer!

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