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Chennah (state constituency)

Chennah is a state constituency in Negeri Sembilan, represented in the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly. The state constituency was first contested in 1995 and is mandated to return a single Assemblyman to the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly under the first-past-the-post voting system. Since 2018, the State Assemblyman for Chennah is Anthony Loke Siew Fook from the Democratic Action Party, part of the state's ruling coalition, Pakatan Harapan; the Chennah constituency contains the polling districts of Kampong Sungai Buloh, Durian Tipus, Simpang Durian, Kampong Chennah, Pekan Titi, Sungai Muntoh, Kampong Seperi and Kampong Gagu. The electoral results for the Chennah state constituency in 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2018 are as follows. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-05-21

Yamagata Girls Farm

Yamagata Girls Farm is an agricultural organization in the city of Murayama in Yamagata Prefecture, whose goal is to promote agriculture work amongst young women. Yamagata Girls Farm lies about 400 km north of Tokyo in Yamagata Prefecture; as of 2014, Yamagata Girls Farm had seven members in their 20s and 30s, all of whom held agriculture degrees, though the farm does not require members to hold a degree. They grew watermelon, spinach and five kinds of rice, from which they made baked goods to sell; the farm through restaurants and hotels. As of 2011, agriculture made up 1.2% of Japan's GDP and provided 39% of Japan's food self-sufficiency. Food self-sufficiency was 73% in 1965 and steeply declined as government promotion of manufactured goods led to rapid urbanization and an aging rural population who had to supplement their incomes with outside work. Young people have tended to avoid agricultural work due to stereotypes of it being laborious and biased against women. Faced with an aging population reliant on food imports has prompted the Japanese government to invest in agriculture and to raise awareness of women's rights in farming, such as the rights to land ownership and income.

Nahoko Takahashi returned to her parents' home after graduating from Yokohama National University. Her father was a farmer, she developed a determination to revitalize Japanese agriculture and founded Yamagata Girls Farm as a corporation employing women in agricultural work, as there were few farms in Japan that welcomed female workers. As of 2014 Yamagata Girls Farm had yet to turn a profit; the farm was focusing on rice grown with organic methods as a main source of income. Women in agriculture in Japan