History expert Anri Suzuki has offered to make love with Chinese students attending college in her native Japan to apologise for her country's invasion of China in 1937.
Anri, 24, from Tokyo - has a doctorate in Sino-Japanese history but said she had specialised in studying the Japanese invasion of China and was ashamed by what her countrymen had done.
She said: "We have to respect the lessons of history and although we cannot obliterate it we can try and make recompense.
"I want to cure the wounds of China with my body, and I offer to do this by making love with Chinese students in Japan.
"I think it would be a symbolic compensation for them," she added.