Agony of Choice

Arguing that the policies that Matsuoko Yosuke pursued as Japan's foreign minister in 1940-41 were profoundly influential on the course of history for Japan and the United States, Lu (emeritus, history and Japanese studies, Bucknell U.) ...

Author: David John Lu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739104586

Category: History

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Arguing that the policies that Matsuoko Yosuke pursued as Japan's foreign minister in 1940-41 were profoundly influential on the course of history for Japan and the United States, Lu (emeritus, history and Japanese studies, Bucknell U.) provides a biography of the American- educated Japanese official that focuses on the causes and development of the policies he pursued. Matsuoko's relationship with the U.S. is characterized as one of "love-hate" and his policies towards the United States are viewed as ill considered. His policies towards China are viewed with considerably more charity. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Tower of Skulls A History of the Asia Pacific War Volume I July 1937 May 1942

144 144 144 145 145 145 146 146 146 146 Matsuoka's image and the “Cyclone”: Lu, The Agony of Choice, 148–50. Matsuoka seeks German alliance; Japan mesmerized by German triumphs: Lu, The Agony of Choice, 154; Hosoya, “The Japanese Soviet ...

Author: Richard B. Frank

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324002116

Category: History

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An eye-opening, pathbreaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal. In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean enclosed half the world’s population, all save a fraction enduring under some form of colonialism. Japan’s onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about twenty-five million people. From just two nation states with real sovereignty, Thailand and Japan, and two with compromised sovereignty, China and Mongolia, the region today encompasses at least nineteen major sovereign nations. This extraordinary World War II narrative vividly describes in exquisite detail the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound twenty-first-century legacies. Beginning with China’s long-neglected years of heroic, costly resistance, Tower of Skulls explodes outward to campaigns including Singapore, the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, India, and Burma, as well as across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor. These pages cast penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war. They feature not just battles, but also the sweeping political, economic, and social effects of the war, and are graced with a rich tapestry of individual characters from top-tier political and military figures down to ordinary servicemen, as well as the accounts of civilians of all races and ages. In this first volume of a trilogy, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank draws on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence to tell an epic story that gave birth to the world we live in now.
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The Agony Column of the Times Scholar s Choice Edition

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Author: Alice Clay

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ISBN: 1296226999

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Page: 322

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The Agony of the Church Scholar s Choice Edition

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Author: Nikolaj Velimirovic

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ISBN: 1297429141

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Page: 126

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Ads Fads and Consumer Culture

... it can achieve the desired results, that is, that it can make people salute. course, THE AGONY OF CHOICE A psychologist, Barry Schwartz, discussed what might be described as “the agony of choice” in his book The Paradox of Choice.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538137826

Category: Social Science

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The sixth edition of this approachable text draws on both academic and applied perspectives to offer a lively critique of contemporary advertising’s effects on American character and culture. Berger explains how advertising works by employing a psycho-cultural approach, encouraging readers to think about advertisements and commercials in more analytical and profound ways. The sixth edition features updated statistics, two new chapters, and new discussions of the role of brands, social media, non-binary perspectives on gender, advertising and the 2020 election, the problem of self-alienation, and how all these elements relate to consumption. Berger also considers the Values and Lifestyle (VALS) and Claritas typologies in marketing. Distinctive chapters examine the “1984” Macintosh commercial, a Fidji perfume advertisement, and a moisturizer advertisement from semiotic, psychoanalytic, sociological, Marxist, mythic, and feminist perspectives. Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture provides an accessible overview of advertising in the United States, spanning issues as diverse as sexuality, politics, market research, consumer culture, and more, and helps readers understand the role that advertising has played, and continues to play, in all our lives.
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Prelude to Pearl Harbor

See also Lu, Agony of Choice, 200–203. 32. Konoe quoted in New York Times, April 14, 1941, 10. 33. Matsuoka cited in Tōgō, Cause of Japan, 78, and Lu, Agony of Choice, 219. FDR in Letters, 1126. 34. Moore, With Japan's Leaders, 178.

Author: John Gripentrog

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538149447

Category: History

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Reconsidering the origins of World War II in Asia and the Pacific, this book focuses on the diplomatic and cultural interactions between the United States and Japan in the interwar period. Challenging as well as amplifying accepted interpretations, historian John Gripentrog argues that competing ideologies of world order—particularly the rift between liberal internationalism and Pan-Asianism—was at the heart of the conflict between the two powers. He also explores the US reception of the Japanese government’s efforts to legitimize its regionalist aspirations through soft power, and how these efforts ended up backfiring.
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Model Based Testing Essentials Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model Based Tester

AGONY. OF. CHOICE. This chapter covers the learning objectives of syllabus Section 2.2 “Languages for MBT Models.” k In Section 2.2.2, we discussed that languages are defined by their syntax and their semantics.

Author: Anne Kramer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119130017

Category: Computers

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Provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the key aspects of model-based testing as taught in the ISTQB® Model-Based Tester—Foundation Level Certification Syllabus This book covers the essentials of Model-Based Testing (MBT) needed to pass the ISTQB® Foundation Level Model-Based Tester Certification. The text begins with an introduction to MBT, covering both the benefits and the limitations of MBT. The authors review the various approaches to model-based testing, explaining the fundamental processes in MBT, the different modeling languages used, common good modeling practices, and the typical mistakes and pitfalls. The book explains the specifics of MBT test implementation, the dependencies on modeling and test generation activities, and the steps required to automate the generated test cases. The text discusses the introduction of MBT in a company, presenting metrics to measure success and good practices to apply. Provides case studies illustrating different approaches to Model-Based Testing Includes in-text exercises to encourage readers to practice modeling and test generation activities Contains appendices with solutions to the in-text exercises, a short quiz to test readers, along with additional information Model-Based Testing Essentials – Guide to the ISTQB® Certified Model-Based Tester – Foundation Level is written primarily for participants of the ISTQB® Certification: software engineers, test engineers, software developers, and anybody else involved in software quality assurance. This book can also be used for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing and of the use of models for test generation. Anne Kramer, PhD, is Senior Consultant and Project Manager at sepp.med gmbh, a German IT service provider specializing in quality assurance. Dr. Kramer has actively participated in the elaboration of the new ISTQB® Certified Test Model-Based Testing Syllabus. Dr. Kramer teaches model-based testing as part of the sepp.med training portfolio. Bruno Legeard is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Franche-Comté, co-founder and Scientific Advisor of Smartesting. Prof. Legeard is an ISTQB Certified Tester, member of the French Testing Board (CFTL) and he co-leads at ISTQB—International Software Testing Qualification Board—the writer of the new Certified Tester Model-Based Testing syllabus. He is a member of several program committees in software testing each year and an author of numerous publications in the field. In 2015, he is Program Chair of UCAAT—User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing.
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DI Helen Grace

Each breath increased his agony – it felt as if someone were holding a naked flame to his larynx – and for a moment he considered retreating. ... The situation looked hopeless, with no sign of an end in sight, but Proud had no choice.

Author: M. J. Arlidge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405932127

Category: Fiction

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'Detective Inspector Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' Jeffery Deaver M J Arlidge's D I Helen Grace Ebook Bundle contains the following: Eeny Meeny Pop Goes the Weasel The Doll's House Liar Liar Little Boy Blue Hide and Seek
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Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology

... 556,624 choice(s): and aesthetics 590; 'agony of choice' 656; amount of 33; and attribute matrices 71; avatars 647; bias 430; brand choice 185, 186, 189, 191, 194, 197, 545, 632; choice blindness 143; conscious processing 130, 138, ...

Author: Cathrine V. Jansson-Boyd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317539940

Category: Business & Economics

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This unique handbook maps the growing field of consumer psychology in its increasingly global context. With contributions from over 70 scholars across four continents, the book reflects the cross-cultural and multidisciplinary character of the field. Chapters relate the key consumer concepts to the progressive globalization of markets in which consumers act and consumption takes place. The book is divided into seven sections, offering a truly comprehensive reference work that covers: The historical foundations of the discipline and the rise of globalization The role of cognition and multisensory perception in consumers’ judgements The social self, identity and well-being, including their relation to advertising Social and cultural influences on consumption, including politics and religion Decision making, attitudes and behaviorally based research Sustainable consumption and the role of branding The particularities of online settings in framing and affecting behavior The Routledge International Handbook of Consumer Psychology will be essential reading for anyone interested in how the perceptions, feelings and values of consumers interact with the decisions they make in relation to products and services in a global context. It will also be key reading for students and researchers across psychology and marketing, as well as professionals interested in a deeper understanding of the field.
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