Up The Academy!
Oops, I mean economy. Japan's Economy is looking up for first time since '06.
It wasn't always like this though. It all started with the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on Northern Rock in the UK. Then uncertainty hit Japan hard. Here is the resulting backlash:
In the last 7 days, Origami Bank has holded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.
Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today's shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.
While 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 and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.
I can't take any credit for the above, I scammed it from Alex's dad last Christmas and he probably scammed it from Reader's Digest. It is rather amusing though!
For the masochists amongst you, here is Part One of Up The Academy!