This excerpt taken from the DCM 20-F filed Jun 25, 2009.
Social Contribution Activities
We supported the healthy education and development of children by holding various sports clinics as part of our youth development programs.
Through the Mobile Communication Fund, a non-profit organization that we established in July 2002, we award commendations including the presentation of the docomo Mobile Science Prize (four times in the year ended March 31, 2009) to recognize outstanding research results and papers relating to mobile communication, and support foreign students from Asian countries (20 students from seven countries in the year ended March 31, 2009).
Cellular phones serve as an important communication infrastructure indispensable to peoples everyday life, and are expected to fulfill a significant role in the event of earthquakes, storm and flood damages or other natural disasters, providing means for communications for rescue activities and/or national and local government institutions. Believing that taking appropriate measures for disaster damage prevention is an important part of our CSR as a mobile network operator, we set forth three principles for disaster damage prevention, and have worked to construct a communication network highly resistant against natural disasters, and to secure and enhance the safety and reliability of our networks.
Moreover, we established a Business Continuity Plan, which places emphasis not only on the restoration and protection of our communication network but also on the maintenance of the business operations of the Company. In the Business Continuity Plan, each organization prioritizes their business activities to designate the order in which such activities are to be restored to resume normal business operations at the earliest possible opportunity within a previously designated target time period. We intend to continually update the plan, including reflecting the results of education, training and monitoring of the plan.