José Laurel III
He was born on August 27, 1914. He mastered the Japanese language and culture in the Imperial Japanese Army Academy from 1934 to 1937.
In 1976, he initiated the Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA), a congregation of former students who graduated in Japanese colleges and universities including grantees of training programs. The association aims to strengthen Philippine-Japan relationship through educational and professional exchanges.
- Ventura, Francesca Murphy. "Contemporary transitions: How developments in Philippines-Japan relations have shaped Japanese language education in the Philippines," paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Philippine Studies (ICOPHIL). Quezon City, Philippines. 23–26 July 2008.
- Study Japan Website: List of Associations
- PHILJEFA Online:About Us
The newspaper article referred to as basis for date of death of Jose S Laurel III is actually the death notice of his elder brother Jose Bayani Laurel Jr, former speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.