Could Japan have won the Pacific war in 1945 with a dozen modern US dstroyers?

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Could Japan have defeated the entire US fleet in January 1945 or late 1942, or anytime before the Battle of the Philippine Sea, if say, they were gifted a dozen Arleigh Burkes or Atagos with full ammunition loadout through a wormhole, with accompanying instruction manuals written in English?
 
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One idea would be to divide them into groups of 2 or 3 and have them roam the Western Pacific in free hunts accompanying the main Combined Fleet and bait the US Navy into trying to destroy them, or use their anti air armaments as makeshift anti air batteries to defend the home islands, or have a few of them escort merchant convoys in an ASW role. Or to interdict and destroy invasion fleets.
 

Naomasa298

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Any speculative threads must be within the realms of possibility.

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