October 30, 1944-The Kaede is commissioned and joins Destroyer Squadron 11 for training operations.
January 20, 1945-The Kaede is assigned to Destroyer Division 52, Escort Squadron 31.
January 22, 1945-The Kaede takes on escort duties for a convoy bound for Formosa, arriving January 27.
January 31, 1945-The Kaede escorts the destroyers Ume and Shiokaze to evacuate pilots from Luzon, but is turned back when attacked by B-25 medium bombers and P-38 fighters while still near Formosa. During the air raids, the Kaede suffers a bomb hit which forces the ship to undergo emergency repairs upon returning to Takao.
February 23, 1945-The Kaede enters Kure to begin permanent repairs.
March 15, 1945-The Kaede is temporarily assigned to the Second Fleet.
April 20, 1945-The Kaede is reassigned to the Combined Fleet.
August 27, 1945-The Kaede is surrendered while based at Kure when the Japanese surrender. The destroyer later would be ordered for repatriation duties.
July 6, 1947-The Kaede is handed to China, where the ship is renamed Heng Yang and planned to be hulked.