Japanese economy: Has Abenomics hit its target?
18 December 2013 Last updated at 16:38 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been in charge of the world's third-biggest economy for a year now.
He has undertaken a series of key reforms, known as Abenomics, to counter two decades of stagnant growth and deflation.
BBC chief business correspondent Linda Yueh reports from Tokyo on how Mr Abe's policies, such as weakening the yen, have fared so far.