In Japan, we witnessed a political earthquake. Frustrated Japanese voters tossed out the party that has ruled that country virtually uninterrupted for the past half century.
And in South Korea, we witnessed the simultaneous vulnerability and intractability of the totalitarian North, and visited the museum of a war that should never have been.
It was a fascinating time to be in northeast Asia.
Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor. A Republican, he was speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Follow him on Twitter @NewtGingrich.