Yamashita’s Gold was the hook that made Neal Stephenson’s masterpiece Cryptonomicon such a unique delight.
Sam Israel heard the word and totally bought it. Proving once again the world we learn about in school, and the world we live in are parallel universes. As for Yamashita's gold the mystery remains. According to a US court Ferdinand Marcos got his hands on some $13 million, the question is did he find the rest? One thing for sure he did not become a billionaire on the pay of a President.