The first Japanese arrived in the U.S . in 1869 with the arrival of 22 samurai and one woman settling in Placer County California to establish the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony. Japanese were recruited to work on plantations in Hawaii beginning in 1885. By the late 19th Century more Japanese emigrated to Hawaii and the American mainland.
Starting with the California Gold Rush in the middle 19th century the United States—particularly the West Coast states—enlisted large numbers of Chinese migrant laborers. Early Chinese immigrants worked as gold miners and later on subsequent large labor projects such as the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad .The decline of the Qing Dynasty in China instability and poverty …
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