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NTT DOCOMO, INC. -- Moody's affirms NTT DOCOMO's Aa3 ratings; outlook stable

Moody's Japan K.K. has affirmed the Aa3 long-term ratings and P-1 short-term rating of NTT DOCOMO, INC. "NTT DOCOMO's ratings reflect its considerably strong credit profile, supported by the company's very strong balance sheet and cash flow to debt," says Motoki Yanase, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Credit Officer. The company's very strong fundamental credit profile supports its ratings staying one notch above Japan's A1 sovereign rating, in view of the criteria clarified under Moody's updated cross-sector methodology titled Assessing the Impact of Sovereign Credit Quality on Other Ratings.