Coordination between Tokyo and Washington must continue to sustain security and democracy in the Asia-Pacific region regardless of how the Aug. 30 election turns out, Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters during a three-day stay in Tokyo, Gingrich said the United States is ready to work together with whichever party wins, even if the Democratic Party of Japan wrests power from the Liberal Democratic Party.

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