This class consists of SHINTO MARU No. 2, AZUSA, GISHO, HINOKI, IWATO, KASHI, KATSURA, KOKAI, KOKOKU and KOREI MARUs, completed between Dec ’38 and Sep ‘43 for various shipping companies. SHINTO MARU No. 2, IWATO, KASHI, KATSURA, KOKAI and KOREI MARUs were requisitioned by the IJN and converted to auxiliary netlayers. AZUSA and HINOKI MARUs were also requisitioned by the IJN and served as general transports, GISHO and KOKOKU MARUs were requisitioned by the IJA as Army transports. Only HINOKI MARU survived the war to be deleted from Lloyds Register in 2006. All others were sunk from various causes between Dec ’42 and Apr ‘45.