Japan's Vice FM Okubo looks at his computer during a photo opportunity at his office in Tokyo

 
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Japan's Vice Finance Minister Tsutomu Okubo looks at his computer during a photo opportunity at his office in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Japan's government is ready to strike a deal with the opposition to pass a critical bill needed to prevent a severe funding squeeze and it is now up to the opposition to spell out its conditions, Okubo said on Thursday. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao