When trade missions get together, exchanging gifts is imperative. Mexican Mission representatives sometimes give expensive bottles of Tequila. Usually, though, the gifts are inexpensive trinkets. Oregon’s trade mission, headed by Gov. John Kitzhaber, will hand out lapel pins this year, leaving an imprint and a solidarity message way after they leave the host country, Japan. It once again reiterates the importance of lapel pins as a gift and a commemorative item that will leave an impression for a long time.