Kagoshima houses former Japan Air Systems' oldest daughter Japan Air Commuter, operating as a JAL feeder nowadays. Early this century, the sober colours of JAC were augmented by the small blue bird dressed in red, representing the company nearly everywhere at the time. [Nikon F100, 1.4x 300/4.0, Sensia 100]
JA8771 was delivered to Japan Domestic Airlines by the end of September 1970. Mergers put the aircraft in the Toa Domestic Airlines inventory by 15 May 1971 and subsequently that of Japan Air System on 1 April 1988. JAS sent this turbo propliner on to Japan Air Commuter in April 1993.