What do you think would've happened if Japan took the idea more seriously or the ones who did take it seriously held more power? That each of the formed "puppets" would actually be ineffect be equal members in the spehere. Where the benefit of one member is to the benefit of all members. Kinda like say the Soviet Union "member states" or the warsaw pact members but freer and not under the domination of Moscow. Assuming that there aren't any atrosities, that the Japanese invaded for the benefit of the various asian countries and to liberate them from the imperialists. Could they have fought the war better? I know that it would've made it easier after the war for Japan to run the colonies, they would be better developed. But what about during the war? Could they gain more resources faster? Could they have recruited the natives to hold more senstive posts and aid them fight the Allies?