Update: 4:58PM THE Japanese government will maintain close dialogue with the Fijian Government and will assist in taking the country back to democratic rule by rendering their support for the general election, says
Japans Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida
In welcoming the release of Fiji's new Constitution yesterday, Mr Kishida says the document will lead Fiji in a positive direction.
He said they expected the process for democracy to take concrete progress towards the general election which is scheduled to be held in 2014.
Fiji's fourth Constitution came into effect today and will be the supreme law of the country.