for conversation sake, if the japanese took australia and new zealand by storm and succeeded in occupying the place, then what? could the japanese perhaps use the land to their advantage? could they use whatever natural resources australia had to benefit their army? is it feasible for them to defend their territory against the US? can they launch a successful invasion on other parts of the pacific? would there be more to be lost than gained in occupying australia/new zealand? I'd like to hear some comments.