In the book, "The Blood and Mud in the Philippines: Anti-Guerrilla Warfare on Panay Island" by Toshimi Kumai, former captain and adjutant officer, the author narrated in chapter 6:
A Filipino guerrilla account describes what happened:
It was a gruesome carnival of blood and fire that the Japs celebrated in northeastern Panay. The thoroughness with which they executed their campaign of destruction could be seen by the long rows of leaping flames at night. Houses and inflammable shrubs, talahib (tall thick grasses) and dried forests were ablaze. The bloodthirsty Japs cried for more blood. The Chinese evacuees at barrio Longao in Passi were rounded up and ordered to prepare a sumptuous banquet. After the Japs had their fill, the fear-stricken Chinese numbering around 86, were hog-tied and burned to death in the very house where the Japs feasted. Corpses of men and women, and the children were strewn along the mountain trails in Dumarao, Passi and Barotac Viejo. In the municipality of Sara only one person out of the entire population of a barrio survived the samurai. In another massacre , 48 men, women and children who sought refuge in the last retreat atop the Yating mountains were ruthlessly murdered.
... The number of deaths of civilian residents was 10,042 between July and until end of December 1943". (Note: wikipedia estimates our total deaths from 119,000 to 500,00 military and civilian)
Well sleeping beauty maybe it's time for you to wake up to the reality that the Korean crap is just a black propaganda to absolve the Japanese. That's why if you knew of a Japanese digging for treasure report him to the authorities. Personally I'm more inclined to be lenient to Americans; 71,000 + of them killed and wounded aside from those missing in the Philippine-campaign; they deserve a piece of the pie
Remember " Korea " was a captured part of Imperial Japan going well before WW2 , an area that Japan wanted to convert into Japanese society. You must remember that as a whole ( not 100% ) Japanese and in particular Chinese are very racist. So Koreans were never fully Japanese . That is why by rule Koreans were not permitted to rise in society over a certain level and Koreans were established and formed into separate Korean ethnic military units with Korean officers never permitted to rise over a certain level. Above that level, all command was by a blood Japanese. Because of this ethnic Koreans were always striving to get approval by ethnic Japanese and in governmental and in particular Military structure this resulted in a rather brutal and ruthless mental approach by ethnic Koreans. Naturally this deliberately installed sense of lower self worth was utilized by the Japanese to manipulate etc. the Koreans.
This takes us to ethnic Korean formations of Japanese military, part of the IJA. Yes, historically, ethnic Korean units of the Japanese military, IJA, were exceptionally brutal and barbaric. This barbarism was utilized by the ethnic Japanese. Some 7 years ago I was asked to excavate a former IJA officers command post on the island of Bohol. A nice hose by those days on a small island. Two story on stilts. After digging we learned this was in fact a Korean IJA command post and the hose was low rank ethnic Korean as I said. Under the hose was a lot of ammo, few coins etc. and behind was a mass of shallow graves. All young girls. Still living old people said the officers on a daily basis would abduct young girls on the island, gang rape them in the hose and then take them out behind and cut their heads off. Bury the bodies. One problem was, the area was running low on suitable young girls to rape and kill. The old people still kind of shuttered when telling of the screaming, crying and such that came out of the house on effectually a daily basis. I liked the house but it was totally full of bad spirits. When the local church bells would ring, all kinds of weird things would happen.
Attached are pics of the underside of the house. First shot shows the house first floor as you would see it with your eyes. Next shot shows what would always happen to camera shots when the church bells would ring. There were voices, screaming and all kinds of weird things going on in the house. No it is not camera shaking, look at the back bumper of the multicab. No movement, but light beams coming in through slots in the walls would get all weird. One guy got possessed, started talking in Japanese, attacked and try to kill another there, guy during a Shinto ceremony we were doing in the room.