Pedestrians walks through a shopping street in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Japan's economic growth is set to surge this quarter as consumers and businesses splurge ahead of the April tax increase. The test for Abenomics and the Bank of Japan will be steering the nation through the aftermath, with the economy set to contract for a quarter and analysts projecting that Bank Of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will be forced to add to already unprecedented easing. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images