Debito Arudou in 2014
David Christopher Schofill
January 13, 1965
California, United States
|Other names||David Christopher Aldwinckle, Sugawara Arudōdebito, Debito Beamer|
|Known for||Human rights activism|
Debito Arudou was born 13 January 1965 as David Christopher Schofill. He became a naturalized Japanese citizen in 2000. He lived in Japan until 2011, after which he emigrated to Hawaii, where he still lives. He is a social activist who tries to change the situation of non-Japanese people in Japan. Opinions about him are mixed.
- Arudou, Debito. "Holiday Tangent: My Schofill family roots include Cherokee and lots of American South skeletons". Debito.org. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- Arudou, Debito (November 1, 2015). "Tackle embedded racism before it chokes Japan". The Japanese Times. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
- "Arudo: Angelic Activist or Devilish Demonstrator?". Japanzine - online magazine in English. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 4 July 2009.