From: Rijeka, CRO
Even if you do mostly have training Sentais equipped with older planes, still you have advantage of a LBA cover. He can't sink airbases. If I'm not mistaken, you have 1 full Betty Sentai up there, combined with carrier air wings, and maybe a surprise Mavis Naval Attack (2 torps! per plane).
I've not tried it yet, but what do you think about disembarking carrier wings and operating them from NE Honshu-Hokkaido bases? You could then disband carriers in some back water port like Niigata or Toyama to keep them out of harm's way. Also you could, if you dont find it gamey, create some decoy LRCAPped xAKL/PB fleets and put them in front of Sendai, Ominato, Iwaki etc.
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage.