A C S I L s

The Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans

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

... 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. ...

Charter (Full version PDF)

How to Join ACSILs
Please contact our Office. Please kindly 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.

About ACSILs

  • Address: #5517, 2-6-1 Ginowan, Ginowan city, Ryukyu (Okinawa) 901-2701 (Japan)

  • Voice/Fax: +81-50-3383-2609 (Please leave your message.)

  • Email: info@acsils.org

Publications

Academic Meetings

  • 2021 → 13th meeting: 2021.xx.xx @ ............

  • 2019 → 12th meeting: 2019.05.18 @ Okinawa International University in Ginoon

  • 2019 → 11th meeting: 2019.03.10 @ Ginowan City Central Public Hall

  • 2018 → 10th meeting: 2018.05.19-20 @ Okinawa International University in Ginoon

  • 2017 → 09th meeting: 2017.10.21-22 @ Okinawa International University in Ginoon

  • 2017 → 08th meeting: 2017.03.11-12 @ Okinawa International University in Ginoon

  • 2016 → 07th meeting: 2016.12.03-04 @ Okinawa International University in Ginoon

  • 2016 → 06th meeting: 2016.03.12-13 @ Okinawa International University in Ginowan

  • 2015 → 05th meeting: 2015.10.24-25 @ Ishigaki Civic Hall in Ishigaki Island

  • 2015 → 04th meeting: 2015.03.14-15 @ Meio Univ. in Nago City

  • 2014 → 03rd meeting: 2014.12.20-21 @ Okinawa International Univ. in Ginowan City

  • 2014 → 02nd meeting: 2014.02.22-23 @ Painagama Hall in Miyako Island

  • 2013 → 01st meeting: 2013.10.26-27 @ Okinawa University in Naha City

Events & Symposium

  • 2021 → 2021.03.20 Symposium (flyer) (Movie 1) (Movie 2)

  • 2020 → 2020.11.14 Symposium (flyer) (Movie) (RS) (OT)

  • 2019 → 2019.05.18 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2019 → 2019.03.10 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2018 → 2018.05.20 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2017 → 2017.10.22 Symposium * 2 (flyer)

  • 2017 → 2017.03.11 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2016 → 2016.12.03 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2016 → 2016.10.27-29 (WLCs) "The 6th World wide Uchinanchu Festival"

  • 2016 → 2016.05.22 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2016 → 2016.03.12 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2015 → 2015.10.24 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2015 → 2015.09.26- 28 Symposium in NY (flyer) (RS)

  • 2015 → 2015.07.26 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2015 → 2015.05.16 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2015 → 2015.03.14 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2014 → 2014.12.20,21 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2014 → 2014.10.26 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2014 → 2014.05.25 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2014 → 2014.02.22 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2013 → 2013.10.27 Symposium (flyer)

  • 2013 → 2013.05.15 Symposium (flyer) (Movie)

  • 2013 → 2013.04.27 Symposium (flyer)

ACSILs Statement @ the Unied Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 17th session

  • 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
    Movie @ the UN
    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
    Movie @ the UN
    ・Jill Carino, Philippines
    ・Shinako Oyakawa, Lew Chew (Ryukyu)
    ・Galus Ahtoi, Malaysia
    ・Moderated by Gam A. Shimray, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

ACSILs’ Message on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (11 November 2017) - Original Version (English)

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)

The Association of Comprehensive Studies for Independence of the Lew Chewans (ACSILs)

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