PRODUCED, DESIGNED, AND EDITED BY DAVID W. PLATH
MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP
ASIAN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA SERVICE
DVD, 56 MINUTES, 2010
Reviewed by David Huebner
Can’t Go Native? is the intriguing and very personalized account of American anthropologist Keith Brown’s long relationship with the Japanese people. As a graduate student in 1961, Brown visited Japan for doctoral research. He fell in love with Japan and her peoples, culture, and customs. Brown’s numerous trips to Japan are chronicled in this film, from his early encounters with a people transitioning to a post-World War II economy to a nation that ranks among the world’s most affluent countries.