Godzilla, not seen on the shores of Japan for 25yrs, has re-emerged from the pacific abyss to cause chaos on the streets of Tokyo.
The 1 million ton beast is thought to be responsible for the eating of about 200 cargo ships per annum with vessels carrying frozen fish or fresh fruit a particular favorite.
Japan also blames the beast for the decimation of the local Blue Whale population although this is disputed by Green Peace.
Salvage experts are linking the crisis to the regurgitated remains of the SS Tonga which normally contains high numbers of overweight immigrants but on it's final voyage was carrying a huge shipment of car batteries - which is thought to of given the monster lead-poisoning.
With a footprint of more than 15m across, parts of Toyko are said to be looking like Hiroshima 65yrs ago as the behemoth searches for pharmacies and drug factories to ease his discomfort.
Yokhati, Japan's answer to 'Boots' chemists has seen 25 stores eaten, as the beast looks for pain relief and indigestion remedies.
Yaktori Yokhati, the stores' founder was said to be devastated - "It's such a waste - some of our stores were make-up and shampoo only!" he wailed.
The US Navy has offered the 'nuclear' option but a public sense of 'deja-vu' has forced the government to find an alternative solution - possibly involving Godzuki.