On December 16, Ambassador of France, H. E. Laurent Pic, paid a courtesy visit to Leader Yukio Edano of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.  Joined by MP Akiko Kamei, Director-General of the International Bureau, and MP Shu Sakurai, Deputy Director of the International Bureau, His Excellency exchanged views over the recent topics of the Diet, and measures on disparity, joint custody, climate change and renewable energy.