"Japan: no safe country for foreign women," Holly Lanasolyluna's article published in the new Foreign Agenda slot on Oct. 23, attracted an unprecedented number of online comments. More than 5,000 people also answered the accompanying poll about safety in Japan. Here are just some of the mails and comments.

Not a strictly foreign problem

Yes, Japanese women are also victims. I teach at university and have had the following stories related to me by students.