Japan Asia Airwaysis a defunct subsidiary of Japan Airlines which existed between 1975 and 2008.
JAA was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of JAL in 1975 and given the responsibility of providing air links between Japan and Taiwan formerly offered by JAL. This move was prompted as a compromise by the threat from the Chinese government, which considers Taiwan as a Chinese province, not to grant traffic rights to JAL for its proposed services to China. For the facts that Taiwanese aircraft are now permitted to serve selected destinations in China in the form of “cross-straits charters” since 2007 and JAL is no longer a state-owned company, the new 2007 Japan-Taiwan air transport agreement led JAL to liquidate JAA as a cost-saving measure and to normalize Japan-Taiwan flight status. JAA flew its last flights on March 31, 2008, and all flights were operated by JAL from April 1, 2008.