As refugee applications continue to break records in Japan, the government’s abysmal acceptance rate remains cause for international criticism.
According to the Cabinet Office, women account for a mere 9.4 percent of Lower House members. Compared with other nations, the figure is abysmally low. As far as policymaking is concerned, Japan is nowhere near to being a gender-equal society.
However, he glanced into the interior of the carriage, lined with blue rep, and ornamented with silk lace and fringes. The lady's robes filled up the space within. He stole away from this little padded box with its perfume of iris, and its vague atmosphere of feminine elegance. The coach- man slackened the reins, the horse jerked abruptly past the starting-point, and all disappeared.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/reprep (plural reps). (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface. [from 19th c.] [quotations ▽].