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Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16]

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR

15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of April, 2016

Commission File Number: 001-31221

Total number of pages: 2

NTT DOCOMO, INC.

(Translation of registrants name into English)

Sanno Park Tower 11-1, Nagata-cho 2-chome

Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6150

Japan

(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Date: April 28, 2016 By:

/ S / KATSUYUKI TAKAGI

Katsuyuki Takagi

Head of Investor Relations

Information furnished in this form:

NTT DOCOMO, INC.

President and CEO: Kaoru Kato

Tokyo Stock Exchange: 9437

New York Stock Exchange: DCM

April 28, 2016

Notice Regarding Change in Depreciation Method

NTT DOCOMO, INC. (the Company) hereby announced that, at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on April 28, 2016, the Company resolved to change the depreciation method it uses for calculating depreciation of property, plant and equipment. While the Company and its subsidiaries traditionally used the declining-balance method for calculating depreciation of property, plant, and equipment, the Company has resolved for, starting from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the Company and its subsidiaries adopt the straight-line method of depreciation as a general rule.

As regards financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 including the impact of this change in depreciation method, please refer to the Companys Earning Release for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016 and Results Presentation for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016 announced today.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations Department

NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Tel: +81-3-5156-1111

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 70 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the worlds most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.

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Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16] - April 28, 2016
Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16] - April 28, 2016
Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16] - April 28, 2016