Four questions and answers that help you understand the crux of the matters.
First Question: Isn’t “Operation Golden Lily” a myth?
The Answer: No. ROXAS v. MARCOS, the 1998 ruling by the Supreme Court of Hawaii is an indisputable documentary evidence that firmly established the truth of Operation Golden Lily.
Operation Golden Lily (kin no yuri in Japanese) is a codename for the Japanese imperial army’s effort to secure the war loot it took from China and Southeast Asia during the Asia-Pacific War, the theater of World War II. At the final hours of the war, the Japanese army, unable to carry the war loot to Japan, hid it underground or underwater in territories that they had occupied until then and withdrew to Japan. In the Philippines, this loot is known as Yamashita’s gold.
There are many who made fortunes by obtaining access to the treasures hidden in strategic spots across Asia by the retreating Japanese army. Among them was Ferdinand Marcos, the dictator of the Philippines who ruled the country with an iron fist until 1986 when he was ousted and fled to Hawaii. In 2005, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that “The Yamashita Treasure was discovered by Roxas and stolen from Roxas by Marcos’s men. Roxas was tortured and imprisoned, giving rise to human rights claims valued at $6 million. … The Estate of Roger Roxas and the corporation (collectively Roxas) won an initial judgment against Imelda Marcos and the Estate of Ferdinand Marcos. Roxas v. Marcos, 89 Hawaii 91, 969 P.2d 1209 (1998).” Continue reading The Proofs that Mr. Jeong Chung-je’s Claims About The Gold Robbery Are True