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Why do toothpicks in Italy have Japanese brand names?

I've just come back from a visit to Romagna. It was my second time in Italy and the first time was a very long time ago. I noticed that Italian toothpicks all seem to have Japanese brand names: ...
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Can any trace of Etruscan be found in modern Italian?

Once common in the central part of the Italian peninsula, the Etruscan language as well as the people who spoke it, are said to have disappeared without trace. Is it only an overstatement or can we ...