A year and a half into Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attempt to lift Japan’s economy from its two-decade stagnation, policy makers say Abenomics is on track.

Inflation has moved higher, corporate profits are up and businesses are starting to invest again. Not everyone is so optimistic. The Nikkei is the worst performing major market in the world this year as investors worry about slow progress on structural reforms and a looming debt crisis. Who is right? Bloomberg Brief asks leading scholars and economists to weigh in.

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