What natural resources were acquired by the Japanese in areas they conquered?
Rubber and Oil (Dutch East Indies) and Iron (Manchuria) were the main targets of Japanese expansionism.
The cause of Japan's quest for natural resource is the fact that the island itself has few natural resources. The effects of Japan's quest for natural resources include the entering of Japan into WWI and WWII along with the huge leaps in technology created by the Japanese in their hunt for more resources.
The advantages of an empire are basically wealth and prosperity for the conqueror and protection for the conquered. The conqueror had access to the natural resources of the conquered territories and these contributed to its the wealth. The conquered enjoyed the protection of the empire such as its armed forces and its laws and sometimes of its culture.
renewable natural resources:-those resources which can be produced again and again are called renewable natural resources. example:-plants and animals non renewable natural resources:-the resources that we can never produce by any method are called non renewable natural resources. example:-air,soil,minerals and water