Plausibility Check/What If: A Brest-Litovsk in the East if Japan joins the CPs during WWI and the CPs subsequently win WWI?

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Would it have been plausible for Japan to acquire extremely massive territorial gains in the East if it would have joined the Central Powers during WWI (perhaps due to Britain remaining neutral in WWI in this scenario for some reason) and if the Central Powers would have subsequently won WWI? Basically, I am thinking of a Japanese version of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty here. If so, what would this "Eastern Brest-Litovsk" have looked like and what would its subsequent effects have been?

Any thoughts on this?
 

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Do the Japanese also go up north to Kamchatka, Magadan, Chukotka, and Yakutia?
 
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Would they be both willing and able to permanently keep these territories afterwards?
Depends if ww2 happens in the pacific, Japan may not need to seize European colonies. If not then Japan may be allowed to hold onto it for decades until/if China gets its act together.
 

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Depends if ww2 happens in the pacific, Japan may not need to seize European colonies. If not then Japan may be allowed to hold onto it for decades until/if China gets its act together.
AFAIK, though, China never actually claimed Kamchatka, Magadan, Chukotka, and Yakutia.
 
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AFAIK, though, China never actually claimed Kamchatka, Magadan, Chukotka, and Yakutia.
Nobody did before Russia (the mongols had some authority over part of Yakutia at various times). Without Russia China would probably eventually claim those lands unless Japan got there first.