We just completed an expedition to what we believe to be the Japanese WWII shipwreck
"Kuda Maru", in the Philippines.
Here is the "official story" and diary of main events of the expedition:
Ghosts Guarding the Gold of Kuda Maru.
by Theuns van Niekerk
In November 2006 on our way home from another expedition, we passed by a wreck site where we had heard of a Japanese wreck that was sunk during WW2 and seemed to be unidentified. By sheer luck and tenacity we found the wreck on the sonar and did an impromptu dive which confirmed the wreck to be WW2 casualty.