Pence, wife giving away Indiana gifts in Japan - News, Weather & Sports

Pence, wife giving away Indiana gifts in Japan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and first lady Karen Pence are giving gifts from artists and designers with Indiana ties to company and government officials during a 9-day trade mission through Tokyo and other Japanese cities.

Pence says when officials open the gifts, they frequently ask questions. He says it gives him a chance to share Indiana's story.

Pence is presenting people with a framed architectural rendering of Indiana's Statehouse drawn by architect David Barrett McTyre, formerly an architect at Indianapolis-based CSO Architects.

Karen Pence is presenting company and school officials with Fort Wayne-designed Vera Bradley totes and Kokomo Opalescent Glass cardinals. She is also giving third-grade students taking part in the art exchange coal mining hard hats from The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly