This game is nearly exact opposite of my game, me playing the Japanese.
I failed to capture even Rangoon, facing probably half a million Brits, Aussies, Indians and Chinese. Then I failed to secure the Solomons, used 4 months to secure just Java, and my offensive in China stalled after 3 months, to lack of supplies, troops for garrison requirements and a massive Chinese counter offensive of 10-ish Corps.
Sinking 3 American CVs(to no Japanese loss) and a ridiculous number of cruisers(at least 18), destroyers(at least 44) and other ships(including at least 3 BBs) as well as leading 1,5:1 in aircraft losses(111 4Es downed in July 42), I feel like I dont have enough troops to fight even the Chinese, let alone secure the DEI, Burma and NG, all simultaneously.
Japanese might be on the top initially, but they cant really afford to make mistakes, and have very, very strict invasion schedule. Rader of course is a very experienced player, compared to my incompetence.
But even he cant be everywhere.