Swedish researcher Svante Pääbo
, based at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan since 2020, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for trying to extract DNA from 40,000-year-old bones, and unveiling the Neanderthal genome. Meanwhile, the National Film Archive of Japan
in Tokyo will showcase films made by Kazuhiko Hasegawa and Directors Company
, a little known of film production office that ran from 1982 to 1992 and produced Hasegawa's social satire The Man Who Stole the Sun
(Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko) from 1979, starring the notorious Bunta Sagiwara as a police officer tracking down a terrorist and High School teacher — played by musician Kenji Sawada — building an atomic bomb to demand the Rolling Stones play Japan.