President John F. Kennedy spoke about his admiration for the Chinese and Japanese who had the daunting task of immigrating to the U.S. in the 1800's when people were less open to accepting others from Asia. They cultivated the soil so that others could reap the harvest that Mother Earth had to offer. The Chinese also helped to build the first railroads that connected the East to the West.
"The Chinese & Japanese brought their gentle dreams to the West."
~ J.F.K. "A Nation of Immigrants."