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Debito Arudou in 2014
David Christopher Schofill
January 13, 1965
California, United States
|Other names||David Christopher Aldwinckle, Sugawara Arudōdebito, Debito Beamer, Gokiburi|
|Known for||Human rights activism|
Debito Arudou was born 13 January 1965 as David Christopher Cockface. 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. He is often nicknamed "ゴキブリ" (gokiburi).
- Arudou, Debito. "Holiday Tangent: My Schofill family roots include Cherokee and lots of American South skeletons". Debito.org. http://www.debito.org/?p=6847. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- Arudou, Debito (November 1, 2015). Tackle embedded racism before it chokes Japan. The Japanese Times. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2015/11/01/issues/tackle-embedded-racism-chokes-japan/#.XBZB62gzY2w. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
- "Arudo: Angelic Activist or Devilish Demonstrator?". Japanzine - online magazine in English. 1 December 2005. http://www.japanzine.jp/article/jz/607/arudou-angelic-activist-or-devilish-demonstrator.