Division from Shanghai) from Truk to Rabaul.
With MOCHIZUKI, transport run to Jacquinot Bay (New Britain); rescued MOCHIZUKI survivors.
With FUMIZUKI, transport run to Garove Island and Iboki.
Solo transport run to Buka.
Cape Torokina counter-landing, aborted due to heavy enemy presence off Bougainville.
Planned Cape Torokina counter-landing again aborted due to enemy air raid on Rabaul.
Cape Torokina counter-landing: troop transport run to Bougainville. [Note 1]
Troop transport/evacuation run to Buka. With ONAMI, MAKINAMI, AMAGIRI and YUGIRI, delivered 875 troops and removed 655.
24-25 November: Battle of Cape St. George
Troop transport/evacuation run to Buka. Engaged U.S. destroyers.
With AMAGIRI and YUNAGI, transport run to Garove Island.
With YUNAGI, transport run to Garove Island.
With AMAGIRI, transport run to Garove Island.
Escorted tankers from Rabaul to Palau and back, then to Truk on 24 December.
26 December 1943-10 January 1944:
Escorted tankers from Truk to Palau and back.
Escorted NAGARA towing NAGANAMI from Truk to Tokuyama, then docked at Sasebo for maintenance.
25 January-3 March:
At Sasebo for maintenance and refitting: single 25mm machine guns (2) added at stern and possibly amidships.
Escorted troop convoys from Pusan via Yokosuka to Saipan; on 13 March assisted torpedoed TATSUTA and helped NOWAKI rescue survivors.
Escorted troop convoy from Saipan to Truk.
Docked at Truk for repairs to bent propeller.
28 March-10 April:
Escorted convoys from Truk via Saipan to Yokosuka.
15 April-6 May:
Escorted convoys from Yokosuka to Guam, Saipan and Palau.
Escorted convoys out of Palau to Yap, Saipan and Truk.
19-20 June: Battle of the Philippine Sea
Escorted 2nd Supply Force. On 20 June removed crew of crippled GENYO MARU and scuttled with gunfire.
23 June-2 July:
Arrived Guimarras, then escorted tanker convoy to Kure.
At Kure for maintenance.
16 July-21 August:
Escorted convoys from Kure via Manila to Singapore and back.
Desron 3 reassigned directly to Combined Fleet.
Desron 3 deactivated; Desdiv 30 reassigned to Escort Squadron 31, Combined Fleet.
21 August-5 September:
At Kure for maintenance and refitting: Type 13 radar mounted on mainmast; twin 13mm machine guns abaft aft funnel removed; twin 13mm between funnels replaced by single 25mm; four additional single 25mm added from abaft aft funnel to stern.
Departed Moji, escorting Convoy HI-75 towards Singapore; then detached with AKITSUSHIMA to Manila.
30 September-15 October:
At Sasebo for maintenance.
30 October-10 November:
Escorted JUNYO and KISO from Sasebo via Mako and Brunei to Manila.
Escorted JUNYO and TONE from Manila via Mako to Kure.
At Kure for maintenance: adjustments made to Type 13 radar.
Escort Squadron 31 reassigned to Fifth Fleet.
Escorted JUNYO from Kure to Manila.
Escorted troop convoy TA No. 9 from Manila to Ormoc. Sunk: torpedoed by PT-490 and PT-492, 50 miles northeast of Cebu (11-03 N, 124-23 E). Blew up and sank. 170 crew, including Lieutenant Watanabe, killed in action; 59 survivors.  For details see TA Operations to Leyte, Part 3
10 January 1945:
Removed from Navy List.
[Note 1] Cape Torokina Counter-Landing operation of 6 November 1943 O.B.: 1st (Close) Cover Force under Comdesron 10 Rear Admiral Osugi Morikazu :
CL AGANO, DDs WAKATSUKI, KAZAGUMO, URAKAZE; 2nd (Distant/Anti-Ship) Cover Force under Comdesron 2 (Rear Admiral Takama Tamotsu ):
CL NOSHIRO, DDs HAYANAMI, NAGANAMI; Transport Group under Comdesdiv 31 (Captain Kagawa Kiyoto ) Cover Unit: - DDs ONAMI, MAKINAMI; Landing Unit: DDs AMAGIRI, FUMIZUKI, UZUKI, YUNAGI. Landings unopposed, 475 troops quickly sent ashore in 21 barges. Allied ground forces counterattacked these on 7-8 November, killing over 250 and scattering the rest into the jungles.