Welcome to the homepage of the Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans: ACSILs.
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)
How to Join ACSILs
Please contact the executive office whose contact information is shown below.---> Register Application Form
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.
*Charter ---> Please see the top of this page.
*Executive Committee ---> Yasukatsu MATSUSHIMA, Midori TERUYA, Masaki TOMOCHI,
Kazuhiko TOBARU, and Shinako OYAKAWA
*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.)
*2014 ---> 2nd meeting: 2014.02.22-23 @ Painagama Hall in Miyako Island
*2014 ---> 3rd meeting: 2014.12.20-21 @ Okinawa International Univ. in Ginowan City
*2015 ---> 4th meeting: 2015.03.14-15 @ Meio Univ. in Nago City
*2015 ---> 5th meeting: 2015 late in October @ Ishigaki Island (planned)
Events & Symposium
*2013 ---> 2013.04.27 (flyer)
*2013 ---> 2013.05.15 (flyer) (Movie)
*2013 ---> 2013.10.27 (flyer)
*2014 ---> 2014.02.22 (flyer)
*Academic Journals ---> vol. 01 (2014) Keywords & Abstracts