Friday, October 10, 2008

Bad Financial News in Japan

Regrettably, more bad financial news ................

Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America that has hit a number of investment banks and the run on Northern Rock in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.

In the last 7 days:-

Origami Bank has folded

Sumo Bank has gone belly up

Tempura Bank is in hot oil

Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches

Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song

shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived

Samurai Bank are soldiering on following sharp cutbacks

Ninja Bank are reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black

500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop

Analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal
Tags: Financial News, Japan, Japanese Bank, Funny, Humour

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9 Comments:

Blogger Samantha said...

u're into everything japan! r u like.. japanese or a big fan of their culture :)

10 October, 2008 13:21  
Blogger -EdwiN- said...

haha~ those aren't real name, but reli reli creative and funny, i like =)
especially the last one

"500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop"

very fishy ya nowadays, most likely everythin has gone off to the sea

10 October, 2008 13:23  
Anonymous Dora said...

The whole world is facing the economy turmoil. Hopefully, everything going well very soon...

10 October, 2008 13:55  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

samantha - i bet u are too .... who dare say that they do not have japanese products in their home or on their body right now

edwin - it matches

dora - precisely our 2nd finance minister said we are not in recession and will not be ... very bold statement

10 October, 2008 14:33  
Blogger foongpc said...

haha! I didn't know this was a joke post when I first read it. I thought Japan have really nice sounding banks! Origami bank, Sumo bank, Tempura bank...wow! Then as I read on, I realised ok, there's no such nice sounding banks in Japan! My favourites are Bonsai Bank, Origami Bank and Sushi Bank : )

11 October, 2008 00:57  
Blogger tysern said...

Hahah, hilarious man, great sense of humour, when i read the first and second lines, i thought it was real, after that i realized LOL

11 October, 2008 03:11  
Blogger Bengbeng said...

i guess u have finished yr whole repertoire of Japanese words? sushi, karaoke, karate, kamikaze... etc hahhahahaah . but the whole world seems to be facing a confidence crisis. i hope it wont go much worse than what it already is.

11 October, 2008 10:42  
Blogger lupie said...

A good one!!!
I only knew it was a joke when I got to Tempura Bank!
Hahahahaaha

11 October, 2008 10:46  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

foong - how come u can fall for it

tysern - hahaha really like how this joke is catching everyone off guard

bengbeng - let's hope the world doesn't replicate this blog post

lupie - by the it reaches tempura, i'm sure u wld have thot "this is getting to absurd"

12 October, 2008 01:21  

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