*Home (English)

    Welcome to the homepage of the Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans: ACSILs.


*Charter (PDF)

The Association of Comprehensive Studies for
Independence of the Lew Chewan peoples

       ... By gaining independence from Japan and removing all military bases from our islands we Lew Chewan wish to achieve our long sought-after goal of becoming a sovereign island of peace and hope that exists in friendship with other countries, regions and nations of the world. ... We do not hesitate at the possibility of independence, but want to take it seriously as both an object of study and a political project. We wish to address both for ourselves and others the questions related to making an independent Lew Chew a reality. What are the steps we need to undergo to realize this aim? What kind of decolonizing processes have been taken by other colonies around the world? What kind of economic policies should be in place before and after independence has been achieved? We will multilaterally and comprehensively study and discuss politics, public administration, international relations, prescriptive concept of the Lew Chewan people, identity, language revitalization, language right, art, education, gender, public welfare, environment, discrimination against minorities, issues of disparity, settler colonialism, and more. We will also conduct human resource development for the independence of the Lew Chew. ...  Based on these collaborations of scholarship we will also participate in forums and commissions of the United Nations, international conferences, in order to carry out a movement aimed at Lew Chewan independence. ...

---> the full text  (PDF)


Unied Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 17th session

ACSILs Statement ---> < English >

*19 Apr 2018 - Implementation of the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Item 4 
     ACSILs / Fujika Ariarakawa 11:30 - 14:30
     Japan 20:56 - 23:07

*18 Apr 2018 - Indigenous Human Rights Defenders and Land Rights in Asia - Indigenous Media Zone
     Jill Carino, Philippines
     Shinako Oyakawa, Lew Chew (Ryukyu)
     Galus Ahtoi, Malaysia
     Moderated by Gam A. Shimray, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact 



A report by ACSILs for 
 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), 
 United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
 (Submitted on 22 March 2017)
 Universal Periodic Review (UPR), 28th Session (6-17 November 2017)
 Stakeholders’ Submission on: Human Rights Situation in Japan

◆Related Sites @ the UN
 UN OHCHR / Universal Periodic Review - Japan
 UN OHCHR / Universal Periodic Review Third Cycle - Japan - Reference Documents / 
 Contributions for the Summary of Stakeholder's information



How to Join ACSILs

    Please contact the executive office whose contact information is shown below.
    Please note that the only Lew Chewan peoples who trace their ethnic roots to the islands of the Ryukyus and who aspire after independence of Ryukyu can be a member of the ACSILs.
    ---> Register Application Form
    ---> Bylaws

About ACSILs

    *Charter ---> Please see the top of this page.
    *Executive Committee ---> HIYAGON Ricardo, MATSUSHIMA Yasukatsu, OYAKAWA Shinako, 
                                                       TOBARU Kazuhiko, and TOMOCHI Masaki
    *Contact (the executive office)
            Address: #5517, 2-6-1 Ginowan
                               Ginowan city, Ryukyu (Okinawa) 901-2701  (Japan)
            Voice: +81-50-3383-2609 (Please leave your message.)
            Fax: +81-50-3383-2609
            Email: info@acsils.org
Academic Meetings

     *2019 ---> 11th meeting: 2019.03.10 @ Ginowan City Central Public Hall
     *2018 ---> 10th meeting: 2018.05.19-20 @ Okinawa International University in Ginoon
     *2015 ---> 4th meeting: 2015.03.14-15 @ Meio Univ. in Nago City
     *2014 ---> 3rd meeting: 2014.12.20-21 @ Okinawa International Univ. in Ginowan City
     *2014 ---> 2nd meeting: 2014.02.22-23 @ Painagama Hall in Miyako Island
     *2013 ---> 1st meeting: 2013.10.26-27 @ Okinawa University in Naha City
Events & Symposium

     *2020 ---> 2020.11.14 (YouTube)
     *2019 ---> 2019.05.18 (flyer)
     *2019 ---> 2019.03.10 (flyer)
     *2018 ---> 2018.05.20 (flyer)
     *2017 ---> 2017.10.22 (flyer)
     *2017 ---> 2017.03.11 (flyer)
     *2016 ---> 2016.12.03  (flyer)
     *2016 ---> 2016.10.27-29 (flyer)
     *2016 ---> 2016.05.22  (flyer)
     *2016 ---> 2016.03.12  (flyer)
     *2015 ---> 2015.10.24  (flyer)
     *2015 ---> 2015.09.26 - 28  (flyer)
        ACSILs holds forum on Ryukyu independence in New York  ---> RS 
     *2015 ---> 2015.05.16  (flyer)
     *2015 ---> 2015.03.14  (flyer)
     *2014 ---> 2014.12.20 & 21 (flyer)
     *2014 ---> 2014.10.26 (flyer)
     *2014 ---> 2014.05.25 (flyer)
     *2014 ---> 2014.02.22 (flyer)
     *2013 ---> 2013.10.27 (flyer)
     *2013 ---> 2013.05.15 (flyer)  (Movie)
     *2013 ---> 2013.04.27 (flyer)

    *Academic Journal (vol. 04)   Keywords & Abstract
          ACSILs Vol.04 a.pdf            ACSILs Vol.04 b.pdf

    *Academic Journal (vol. 03)   Keywords & Abstracts
          ACSILs Vol.03 a.pdf            ACSILs Vol.03 b.pdf

    *Academic Journal (vol. 02)   Keywords & Abstracts
          ACSILs Vol.02 a.pdf            ACSILs Vol.02 b.pdf

    *Academic Journal (vol. 01)
   Keywords & Abstracts


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