No one knows how much tonnage or volume of gold bullion and other precious gems and relics the Japanese soldiers amassed from the wealth of Asia during the WW2 period including those which were looted by the Nazis in Europe and transported to Formosa for safekeeping. What we know about is that, there were undetermined number of trips to and from Formosa that the naval fleet of the Japanese Navy including cargo and hospital ships made, that unloaded the treasures and were hidden in different parts of the Philippine 7108 islands.
Of all the so many countries in Southeast Asia, why the Philippines? Simply because it is strategically in the center of the Far East. Part of the Golden Lily plan was to make the Philippines a little Tokyo of Japan if the Asia’s war efforts of the Japanese would succeed. After the fall of Japan, the Japanese soldiers as part of the plan will arrange retrieval of the treasure after the lapse of 20 years. However, this will only be pushed thru if the economy of Japan will not grow, withstanding to the expectations of their economic strategists. In 20 years time, from 1945 to 1965, Japan’s phenomenal economic growth surpassed all countries in Asia. As a result, the original plan to re-excavate the treasure was totally ignored and most probably, forgotten. Aside from the fact that to re-excavate, underscores a lot of judicial processes under the Philippine laws and most likely would trigger imminent danger from the lawless elements.
There are known 172 major treasure sites which are supported by technical maps, mostly designed and drawn by means of Katakana scriptures. There are still couple of hundreds of treasure sites known to be buried by the Japanese Scallywag Officers at the time and the same are mostly supported by landmarks and other treasure signs and symbols known to Japanese soldiers only. These so-called Scallywag treasure sites alleged to contain from one to seven gold bars and precious gems, are buried in different parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines at the maximum depth of 10 meters.
However, many treasure hunters in the Phils. are not aware that the majority of the major targets were removed and transferred. The markers and maps that were buried remained where they were placed. There were three (3) Yamashitas during the war. The real one was the one involved with the treasure and the other two were involved with fighting. There are pictures kept by reliable sources showing the three of them and to top them all, each three’s DNA does not match each other. These facts figure out a skeptical character on the part of many treasure hunters saying the treasures buried in the Phils. are mind-boggling. This is remarkably true, it is a fitting purpose of the Golden Lily hierarchy to confuse the would-be hunter.
By: Robertito Cordova ©2004-2006