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by Flemming Funch Here's an article from Manila Times last month, in part about a book about what happened to the "Yamashita Treasure", a huge amount of gold that the Japanese army had looted and hid in the Philippines during WWII in various hidden places, managed by an elusive network called "Golden Lily", initiated by Emperor Hirohito, apparently.
The deposits were in his name or in one of his many aliases.
Negotiable certificates were issued by the banks against the gold deposits.
Alexa Rank is an estimate of this site's popularity.This chart shows the Alexa Rank trend for this site over a trailing 90 day period.Alexa Rank 90 Day Trend Alexa Rank is an estimate of this site's popularity.After the war, Santa Romana and then Captain Edward Lansdale of the OSS (the precursor of the CIA) tortured the driver of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japan’s last commander in the Philippines, into revealing some of the Golden Lily sites.
The Seagraves aver that Santa Romana was instructed by members of Stimson’s staff to deposit the gold in 176 banks in 42 countries.It was this money, the Seagraves alleged, that the CIA used to buy politicians in Japan, Greece, Italy, the UK and many other countries around the world.