This is the first story of a four-part series on evaluating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's namesake economic program, backed by the aggressive monetary-easing by the Bank of Japan.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" economic revitalization program marks the second anniversary Saturday of the day it got a significant boost from the Bank of Japan, in the form of radical monetary easing to combat deflation and the unprecedented target of achieving 2 percent inflation in two years.