Great chapter...the wait definitively was worth! I think that the Philippines would be more important Crossway and not only commercial, but cultural and religious first because would be very tinned linked to the rest of the Portuguese islands and mainly with the Portuguese India besides that these unexpected Japanese Ronin/pirates that settled in there I think that would will play a bigger role not only in the Philippines but also not only as important links with the Japanese islands but eventually for the Spanish empire. I guess that perhaps if wouldn't be butterflied the Japanese unification/centralization would lead as OTL to expansion attempts. Though if the Cristianizacion it's successful and become at least in one of Empire main religions alongside with the Buddhism the besides to be more integrated and relations both commercial, political and mainly culturally with the Spanish/Portuguese empire that would mean to individual level for the European empire source to recruit soldiers/settlers as in the Philippines 'model' or even as Monks/Missioners. At 'estate' level this would imply that besides that their Christianity would play a big role in their foreign relations both with Europa as with their neighbors and guess that would be key to the possibility to make alliances. Also would be possible that to some Japanese Daimyo would be proposed or even asked (perhaps by some traders) to participate in some joint Japanese/Spanish/Portuguese 'expedition'.