Sure, I hear what you’re saying, but it really didn’t take me long to get the fleet back to a position. And I don’t recall the ANZAC transport being an easy kill in J2 - my opponent doesn’t throw it away so easily.
And what else is there for the Japanese navy to do? It’s not like the USA navy is going to move in right away because of this move. There’s till plenty of navy at the Phillipines.
I have no need to persuade you. I think it’s a good move, and will likely do it again in the future. Yes, it invites ANZAC to attack you with fighters (depending on how much J brings down) and perhaps invites the USA to venture farther west, but that’s fine with me. It’s like a trap.