The Prime Minister of France, Francois Fillon, met with Noda in Tokyo today. According to Kyodo News, they both signed an agreement “aimed at protecting bilaterally exchanged classified diplomatic information.”
My government “told” me that France really, really wanted this agreement. Apparently, France has told Japan a bunch of things that France wants to remain secret. Apparently, over the past year, France has been busy being France (in other words, France has done a bunch of underhanded, evil things). Because France doesn’t want information about those actions leaked to the public, France needed to sign this agreement with Japan.
Trash till the end.