Everyday History

City of Manila

January 3, 1942: Japanese Military Administration established

Epi Fabonan III
On this day in 1942, Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines, announced the establishment of the Japanese Military

January 2, 1942: Japanese forces occupy Manila

Epi Fabonan III
On this day in 1942, the Japanese 14th Army entered and occupied the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, several days after the