1. Texas apparel
My first week in Japan when I lived abroad, my coordinator took me and fellow teachers out for a night of karaoke and general expat debauchery. Even in semi-rural Japan, I spotted a 6th Street T-shirt from Austin on a Japanese man in front of a convenience store. Not too many “Don’t mess with Texas” shirts are flooding the planet, but there are still traces of Texas in the form of Texas Rangers baseball caps, University of Texas gear, and shirts like the one I saw. And whenever I see Texas fan apparel, I feel homesick.