Japan, whose relations with South Korea have been bedeviled by its brutal 1910 colonization of the country, is paying close attention to the race to replace disgraced former President Park Geun-hye, hoping for a favorable outcome when voters go to the polls Tuesday.

Which candidate will be easiest to get along with?

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