Australia and NZ can be good locations if you can get there without expending to much troops.
It is easy IPCs and they wont take it back. Also it cuts away 1 of the allied powers concentrated.
If you focus on 1 power it helps more efficient then on all powers.
Especialy the turn you build an Ic you might not be able to build enough troops to use all 4 trannies if you move 2 south then ( to enforce FIC ) you can take Australia next turn without losing much transport power but cutting in 3 more ipcs from the UK who at that point has verry little IPCs and is losing afrika making it completely dependant on the US to do anything at all.
Sure they’ll take it back . . . but only if it’s a KJF. I assume this whole thread is pretty much based off a KGF assumption, because otherwise Japan should go inf/fighter turtle.
My typical Aus/NZ/Hawaii plan uses ONE transport, BB support shot(s) and a carrier. I use the infantry from the southeastern islands to replenish.
Sometimes I can’t afford to go Aus/NZ/Hawaii depending on the India/Ssinkiang situation.