Built by Kawanishi at their Himeji factory sometime between August 13 to October 16, 1944. Propeller installed on September 15, 1944. Assigned to the 341st Kokutai, 402nd Hikotai (Fighter Flying Unit), with tail code 341-S23.
In US hands
This aircraft was captured on 30 January 30 1945 at Clark Field, Luzon, Philippines and repaired and applied with US markings and tail stripes. Assigned tail code S9. Tested by TAIU-SWPA at Clark Field, Philippines, during April 1945 with the underwing and fuselage mounted guns removed, to resemble the N1K2-J configuration.
Afterwards (or postwar) this aircraft was scrapped or otherwise disappeared..