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Green Architecture in Japan Term Paper

… Buddhism reached Japan

12. Paul Watt, Shinto & Buddhism:Wellsprings of Japanese Spirituality. Asia Society's

Focus on Asian Studies, Vol. II, No. 1, Asian Religions, pp. 21-23, Fall 1982. Copyright AskAsia, 1996. (October2002).

A in the eighth centuries AD and migrated into Japan through Korea and China. Other religions have existed in Japan in varying degrees at varying times, but it is Shinto and Buddhism, that have form the main basis for Japanese philosophy and culture.

Shinto was the first and oldest religion in Japan. It was the primary religion in Japan from approximately the 500 BC to 700 AD. At this time Japan began to fall under the influences of continental civilization that resembled a mix of shamanism, nature worship, fertility ceremonies, and divination…. [read more]

Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Robert Venturi's Vanna Venturi House Research Paper

… Deconstruction Architecture has a major impact on the development of the contemporary, late-capitalist built environment. Twentieth century architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier carved a path for modernist planners to spread deconstruction architecture throughout the world. The progression of the movement found widespread support in organic models of architectural design and integrated building rehabilitations which seemed to mystically incorporate surrounding nature. Synchronous with the forces of visual and other arts, deconstruction opened up neutral spaces for exhibition and performance as integral aspects of the everyday lived experiences of those built environments. The foregoing dissertation proposal outlines the development of organic architecture as a philosophy of deconstruction; promoting harmony between human habitation and the natural world through design approaches so sympathetic and well integrated…. [read more]

Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan Research Paper

… Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan

The Roppongi Hills is one of Tokyo's largest in newest urban centers. At the center of the district is the 54 story Mori Tower, which features an integrated urban community that allows people to live, work, and shop all within a short commute. The center includes office space, apartments, restaurants, movie theaters, a hotel, a major television studio, and outdoor amphitheater, parks, and even a museum. These attractions are meant to increase people's quality of life by increasing the time that they have for leisure activities.

Core Resources

Roppongi Hills is a visionary project that opened to the public in 2003 (, 2011). It can be considered one of the most ambitious social experiments in history. The Mori Tower offers beautiful…. [read more]

Blueberries a Brief Synopsis Research Paper

… Blueberries are known for having very thin fibrous roots devoid of root hairs with the finest ones being no more than twenty µm in their diameter (Valehzuela 2009). Highbush blueberry plants have endotrophic mvcorhizza, which assist the roots in absorbing water and nutrients, while lowbush blueberry plants have rhizomes instead of roots, allowing them to grow more in the area they cover, rather than height (Valehzuela 2009). Highbush varieties can have root systems that can 2 meters in diameter but they rarely go farther than 1 meter deep (Valehzuela 2009).

The flower growing within the bud grows differently than the fruit buds. It grows from the base to the tip, which is opposite to than the fruit buds (Purdue University Horticulture & Landscape Architecture 2009).…. [read more]

Iran: A Path Towards Rapprochement Term Paper

… By shifting the Jews out of Europe, a certain amount of religious conflict was avoided in Europe, and the Jews felt happy that they had got their own land for the first time after the great Exodus, yet the people disposed of their land was the Arabs. This is the fundamental reason for the conflict which does not seem to get solved. The war that took place between Iraq and Iran in September 1980 also clearly showed that oil is under attack when a conflict takes place in that region. Both the sides led the attacks against the tankers from the other country as well as the refineries, and then to stop the other country by stopping its oil, led to attacks on neutral shipping…. [read more]

Starbucks Corporation Competing in a Global Market Term Paper

… Starbuck's Case Study

Briefly describe the history and evolution of Starbucks.

Seattle entrepreneurs Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, Gordon Bowker founded Starbucks in 1971, locating their coffee importing business in Seattle's Pike Place market. The founders were content to grow the coffee importer to five stores in the metro Seattle area, and were gradually becoming known in the coffee industry, and as a result of these associations met Howard Schultz, who would eventually buy the chain and transform its business model. Mr. Schultz was passionate about introducing retailing concepts he had originally discovered during a trip to Milan, Italy and immediately after coming back from Italy, launched what would become the prototypical Starbucks stores, combining meetings places with good ambience for friends catching up with each…. [read more]

Globalization and the Demand for Energy in the 21st Century Term Paper

… Globalization and Energy Demands in the 21st Century

According to a May 2004 report from Deloitte Research, supplying enough energy on a reliable basis at prices that will not cripple the global economic growth has become a challenge with consequences that are difficult to predict (Globalization pp). Although this will provide new opportunities for oil and gas companies, pipelines, generators, utilities and others in the energy business, it also carries serious risks (Globalization pp). The demand for energy is growing, not only in the developed economies of Europe, Japan and North American, but in developing countries as well (Globalization pp). In fact, the fastest demand growth is in China and other emerging markets, thus from one side of the globe to the other, societies are…. [read more]

Marketing Plan. The Mission Statement Term Paper

… , 1994). They might inform the administration of the developments that can be completed in the teaching and management of sales and service workforce (Clark at al, 1992). To keep customer loyal and happy, company must integrate information based on complaints into established and trusted sources of intelligence within the company (Adamson, 1993, p.444).

5. Provide the following information about the marketing strategies:

a. Discuss the company's competitors, and its strengths and weaknesses.

The existing market share is concentrated at the top with brands such as Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Diedrich (Gloria Jean's) and Peet's Coffee take the bulk of the shares. At the bottom, the share is quite fragmented and split. The strategy assumed by the top shareholders relies heavily…. [read more]

United Parcel Service (UPS) Strategic Research Paper

… The company has acquired sufficient vehicles and airplanes that satisfy the demand for its services. This has ensured that the items to be delivered in different destinations are delivered on time boosting the levels of customer satisfaction in the business. This has acted as a major distinctive competitiveness for the company amidst the high competition that it faces from other players (Selig, 2008).

In addition, safe deliveries have made the company be recognized globally. The excellent reputation has enabled the company to acquire competitive advantage. Safety is a major factor in the transport industry that cannot be underestimated by the company. UPS has valued the need to ensure that the items that it transports are safe. The company is proud of its safe deliveries: the…. [read more]

Denver Museum Culture and Visual Essay

… Her body is greenish blue like the sea or the grass, but her hair looks similar to lines of dirt that one would see on the ground after planting seeds. The man is a warmer orange color and he rides a black horse. Whereas the woman's features are soft and peaceful in appearance, the man and his horse look angry and stiff. They are aggressive and the woman uses her hand to beckon him to her view of the world. Behind her are other, natural beings such as the bird and what appears to be a snake and another person as well. The patterns and colors are more complicated as well. Behind the man, the patterns are still present, but they are less varied and…. [read more]

Decreasing Nuclear Energy Qualitative Analysis Thesis

… Similarly, many would-be nuclear powers have had trouble getting their reactors built such as Bangladesh, Belarus, Jordan, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam among them (Schneider et al., 2013). In the established nuclear power countries, there is a lack of investment in adding new capacity (World Energy Resources, 2013). Where there is new construction, it is to replace aging facilities (Schneider et al., 2013).

Given the decline in the development of nuclear power reactors, the world continues to rely on conventional sources of energy to meet the current global energy needs. This continual reliance has exacerbated the problem of the global climate change (Schneider et al., 2013). Consequently, environmentalists, policymakers, and governments have continued to search for a sustainable source of power…. [read more]

Health Care System Research Paper

… " (Workflow Management Coalition (WIMC) and Future Strategies, Inc., 2003-09) Document types include such as birth certificates, handwritten bills submitted by providers or specialists and any other type of content of document needing "assigned and managed" according to Tinksley. Tinsley goes on to explain that that the Mosaix system: (1) integrates all components on the desktop; (2) merges documents; (3) tracks documents; and (4) delivers information to any origin.

IV. Workflow System and Mainframe Integration

The workflow system is reported to "interact with the mainframe, retrieving legacy data that resides on the Amdahl/MVS…." (Workflow Management Coalition (WIMC) and Future Strategies, Inc., 2003-09) It is reported as here that Mosaix "…integrates with the terminal emulation software, Attachmate. The system represents the first true client server environment…. [read more]

Mitigation Plan for Global Warming Thesis

… Mitigation Plan for Global Warming

The scientific world noticed the signs of global warming since the early stages of its manifestations through climate changes. Differences in the global temperature that were believed to have manifested thorough geological ages in only fractions of Celsius degrees seemed to speed up to a point never registered since the Ice Age. The Industrial revolution and the drastic and irreversible changes it brought in human activities as well as the increase in the world population and the extension of agricultural activities led to an exponential increase in greenhouse gas emissions that were no longer in balance with the storing capacities of our planet. According to Nicholas Herbert Stern, "there is a compelling evidence that the rising levels of greenhouse gases…. [read more]

Wireless Broadband Technology Term Paper

… All the communication is done using a series of radio signals or radio specifications, the frequency of the signals being that of a low 2.4 GHz and the data speeds are up to a range of 721 Kbps. There is no one direction in which this technology can be used; it is omni directional. The distance that it can cover ranges from 10 cm to 100 m; the greater the transmitting power, the greater the distance covered. The output power can be less than 10 mill watts. Basically, the Bluetooth technology functions like this: it can be embedded in an electronic device or be used as an adaptor. (How Bluetooth Technology

Any electronic device that is popularly used today can make use of these…. [read more]

Vincent Van Gogh Research Proposal


INTRODUCTION had a hard struggle with myself...."

Vincent van Gogh (Van Goh's Letters, 2009)

The Painter

The Painter" sold only one of his paintings, now worth millions of dollars, during his lifetime. "The Painter," Vincent van Gogh, frequently depicted people in hard times, Linda Yoffe (1995) notes in "Vincent, Theo, painting and self-esteem." Today, considered one of the greatest Dutch painters and draftsmen after Rembrandt, van Gogh's art significantly influenced Expressionism in modern art. Van Gogh, born in 1853, began painting seriously in 1880, Arthur Max (2004), an Associated Press writer, reports in "Van Gogh letter refers to family tragedy." Theo, van Gogh's younger brother, supported "The Painter" for much of his life.

Study Design and Significance

As this descriptive qualitative…. [read more]

Artificial Intelligence What Is AI? Term Paper

… It has yet to impress the people that really count: financial officers, corporate treasurers, and the like. This is quite understandable, however; who is willing to sink money into a system that they do not understand? Until a track record is set for chaos, most will be unwilling to try, but to gain the track record, someone has to be the first to attempt to understand 'it'; the "catch-22."

The chaos theory can be useful in other places, as well. Kazuyuki Aihara, an engineering professor at Tokyo's Denki University, claims that chaos engineering can be applied to analyzing heart patients. The pattern of the beating heart changes slightly and each person's pattern is different (Ono 41).

Considering this discovery, a Japanese data processing company has…. [read more]

Global Market Segments Term Paper

… Global Market Segments

The widespread of the globalisation phenomenon forced more and more companies to compete on global level. The segmentation of global markets is a great challenge for any corporation, but it is essential as it is correlated to the marketing strategy, namely the product positioning (Hassan & Craft, 2005). However, companies must take under consideration the local content of each market. Thus, brands may be global, but the marketing activity has to be adapted to each region, age segment or gender in order to truly understand the consumers (Barron & Hollingshead, 2004).

Geographically, the main global segments can be defined as follows:

High-income, developed countries with subsegments: U.S.&Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific.

Mid-income emerging markets, with subsegments: South America, Central and Eastern Europe,…. [read more]

Baroque Style and Culture the Works Chosen Essay

… Baroque Style and Culture

The works chosen are "Spring" by Antonio Vivaldi, Bernini's "Michelangelo," and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell. All of these represent the highest of Baroque style and culture because of the elements that make up each work. In fact, they could be quintessential Baroque works because they are emotional, elaborate, and elicit emotional responses in the viewer and listener.

Each of these pieces contains elements that make them uniquely Baroque. Vivaldi's "Spring" may be one of the most famous pieces of music to endure through time. It is so common that listening to it is like listening to an old friend that you have listened to very often in the past. It is light and happy music, totally representative of…. [read more]

China Corporation Chinese Firms Essay

… China Corporation

Chinese firms have traditionally been reticent to invest overseas. There has traditionally been resistance to such activities, and Chinese managers knew little about competitive markets. Moreover, Chinese firms have long had fantastic opportunities for both growth an M&A in their own country. The merger between Lenovo and IBM in 2004 marked the beginning of a new era in Chinese external direct investment. This paper examines the issue, with respect to both the opportunities and the challenges in Chinese direct investment abroad.

When Chinese computer maker Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business in 2004, the transaction sent shockwaves through the West (Hamm, 2005). It had long been identified that Chinese firms had competitive advantages in the production of electronics, being able to combine modern…. [read more]

Project of Pizza Hut Term Paper

… Pizza Hut

Company Presentation

The fast food industry is very well represented by a few major companies, Pizza Hut being one of them the company was founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, although its current headquarters is in Addison, Texas. The restaurant is generally specialized in American-style pizza, but the menu varies from one location to another, including buffalo wings, breadsticks, or garlic bread (Wikipedia, 2007).

The restaurant chain is present in approximately 100 countries, including: Andorra, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, UK and Ireland. This expanded geographical coverage led to the existence of no less than 34,000 restaurants, delivery-carry out units, and kiosks.

Pizza Hut was nationally…. [read more]

Political Framework of EU Thesis

… As a result, European nations looked forward to developing nations such as Asia, Africa and South America for the purchase of these necessities. For developing nations this was an opportunity to become known as suppliers of grist, therefore, they were willing to enter into this trade agreement. However, what European Leaders wanted was more than a simple trade agreement; their aim was to enforce their rules on these nations, making them colonies of the infinite European empire. Therefore, they entered into the agreement after setting out a lot of rules for the dependent nations to follow. As time passed by, these rules made the European leaders indirectly administer the nation, thus the nations became a part of European empire. History reveals that the imperialism is…. [read more]

Will Tablet Devices Replace the Laptop Computer Dissertation

… ¶ … Tablet Devices Replace the Latop Computer

Tablet Computers: Will They Forever Change the Way We Interact with Information?

In a dynamic world, technology is the key to evolution. Despite the creation of numerous gadgets, the computer remains the most popular device due to its role and functionality in both professional as well as leisure activities. Computers have suffered a tremendous process of evolution from the massive ENIAC to the small tablet. The aim of this research endeavor is that of identifying the ability of tablet computers to radically change the means in which information is managed. Specifically, the main research question is that of the ability of tablet computers to fully replace traditional computers. Several research questions have as such been developed, namely:…. [read more]

Wireless Web Is Truly Term Paper

… Customers, while they are willing to gain instant access to online information and commerce, are not willing to trade their safety, or security of their financial data for the convenience. While the m-commerce system is evolving in hardware technology, shaping customer culture and expectations, and moving toward truly global delivery systems, the security of individual transactions are perhaps the most important aspect of the evolution.

Security Elements and Protocols

Smart Cards.

E-commerce and emerging technologies of m-commerce are motivating the financial services industry to explore smart cards as a portable means of authenticating online identities. At the same time, smart cards are being used to provide value-added services to cardholders, says Carl Stefannelli, vice-president, global e-business, MasterCard International.

Recent studies indicate growing consumer interest in…. [read more]

Culture Refers to the Accumulated Knowledge Essay

… ¶ … Culture refers to the accumulated knowledge, social and personal behavior, values, language, customs, and the religious beliefs of one ethnic group which are usually learned and passed from one generation of people to the next one. Looking at culture from an anthropological viewpoint, culture determines what people belief in their folk remedies, indigenous systems of medicine and other aspects of life such as food, etc.

Indians have their own unique religion, language, music, dance, food and architecture which differ from one place to another within the country. The Indian culture is an amalgamation of several diverse sub-cultures which spread all over the subcontinent of India and traditions which are more than a millennium old White, 2009()

The Indian culture is regarded by many…. [read more]

Interdisciplinary Methods One Weakness Research Paper

… 169).

Young Hitler also hated school or any type of organization or routine work, and lived in an escapist fantasy land in which he was a great artists or a cowboy fighting Native Americans in the Wild West of the American frontier. All of these traits of "indolent lifestyle, the grandiosity of fantasy, the lack of discipline for systematic work" stayed with Hitler for the rest of his life (Kershaw, p. 11). Even in his youth, he was fascinated with Wagner and nationalistic myths of Nordic gods and heroes, and imagined himself as a great leader or an artistic genius. As Albert Speer observed, Hitler had a talent for drawing buildings but never the human figure, which is why he was not admitted to the…. [read more]

Chinese' Food and the Model Term Paper

… Dor and Raintalyn agreed that there was also a large degree to which Chinese food was Americanized in its creation. Both commented on the absence of many traditional ingredients such as seaweed, and the degree to which American meats replaced Chinese meats or meat substitutes.

A also interviewed a couple non-Asian culturally unaware individuals. Many of them suggested that they were glad that they were automatically given forks and spoons instead of chopsticks, and were either unaware or nonchalant on other cultural differences. Several refused to believe that soy sauce usage, for example, was not culturally relevant. One woman who was getting food with her three children said that she liked exposing them to the foods of other cultures to build tolerance. She said that…. [read more]

Workings of Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments Term Paper

… Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments

Forest Fire Management Systems

New Technologies

Urban Fire Department

New Technologies

Descriptive Statistics

Suppression Costs for Federal Agencies. Source: National Interagency Fire

Appendix II Figure 2. The tactical priorities of structural firefighting operations

Appendix III Figure 3. Fire Fighter Average Salaries for 2002 (Full Time)

Discussion and Study of Forest Fire Management Systems and Urban Fire Departments

Fire is a destructive force whether it takes place in a the forest or urban setting. A fire of any size causes costly damage to the environment, personal property and even human life. This paper acts as a discussion and study of fire management systems for both the forest and urban style of fire fighting. By studying fire management systems,…. [read more]

Ford Motor Company Was Founded Essay

… The Fusion Hybrid combines the best attributes of the petrol engine and electric battery-driven motors." (Ford Motor Company, 2011a) Of late the Fusion Hybrid won the 2010 MOTOR TREND Car of the Year award. (Ford Motor Company, 2011a)


The Ford Motor Company has come a very long way from 1903 and is not only a car and vehicle maker but also is into the Financial services. What has stood the test of time and given the company the solidity that made it thrive during the depression is the Ford Assembly line and mass production along with the absorption by the company of rival industrial models when found suitable and incorporating it to its own working process. Ford's international operations have become the source of…. [read more]

History of Egyptian and Mayan Term Paper

…" (Gould) The Spanish Conquerors destroyed most of the Mayan books leaving only four codices intact. The four remaining codices are: the Dresden Codex; the Madrid Codex; the Paris Codex and the Grolier Codex.

Similarly the decline of Egyptian writing is also linked to historical and political developments. Early Egyptian writing was absorbed into Coptic and replaced by Arabic due to complex sociological and cultural changes and movements in the region. After Ramses II, the power of the Egyptian Empire went into decline. The character of the country, as well as its cultural context, was changed due to Invaders such as the Assyrians and Persians. Later, Greek and Roman armies marched into the rich Nile Valley. All of these influences resulted in the decline of…. [read more]

Symbolizes the Sum Total Term Paper

… It gives support to local handicrafts and cultural activities. People undertake travel to learn about our cultural heritage and traditions. Country like India has a rich cultural past. Man made wonders like the Taj Mahal, Khajuraho, Havamahal, Bibi ka Makbara etc. attract a large number of tourists. Artistic stone carvings in the temples of south India, Ajanta, Ellora and the Elephanta caves are attraction centres round the year. Life style of the communities and the tribes living in the villages are also a source of attraction to the people living in the urban areas. Sometimes, people travel for religious purposes. Every religion has special places of worship.

It is a regular practice for people in India to undertake these pilgrimages. Buddhists visit Gaya, Hindu visit…. [read more]

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