That sort of makes sense, but remember that America refers to the entire really big continent, where as Australia and Japan refer only to the specific countries (I think, though I've had different teachers tell me different things about whether New Zealand is part of the continent of Australia or not). I personally don't mind USians being called Americans but it does seem somewhat greedy. However, it's probably too late to change, because in my mind at least, the USA and America are very closely linked - I don't think of myself as American, even though I live in North America.
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