Master Blaster

Writer / Translator

Master Blaster is the two-man translating team of Canada’s Steven Le Blanc and Japan’s Masami M, a pair who in addition to writing work are in English education and created the StudyNow app for Japanese students of English.

Together they have written somewhere around 1,500 articles for RocketNews24 covering such diverse topics as Chinese men selling sanitary napkins to each other and a Japanese guy dragging an ear of corn around the Tokyo train system. A few of these were actually good, but don’t take our word for it! Here’s what our beloved readers had to say:

“One isn't always in the mood for bold tastes. But when I'm in the mood for bold flavor I turn to you.”
“Stupid article. Who cares what the Japanese think it's cool. You don't call a monkey, "gorilla".”
“You know, this is about the most cogent explanation of how a turbocharger works that I have ever seen in the non-motorsports world.”
“Thanks for the article peter!”
“It's people like you who make exploitation possible.”
“It looks yummy and the story was great. Thank you for the smile.”

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Saitama man arrested for calling police 2,060 times in 9 days to yell at them

Quick, someone call the cops!

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Mr. Sato takes on the “Trap or Treasure” capsule machine for 500 yen

One man’s trap is another’s treasure.

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Man rides motorbike into lobby of Fukuoka police station, demands they crack down on rude driving

If it worked for the Terminator, why not him?

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Mr. Sato gets his first pole dancing performance invitation, nearly blows it【Video】

You’re only as old as you feel.

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Asahi Breweries to gift its over 3,000 employees with 30,000 yen each to eat out

Christmas is coming early for Asahi Breweries workers.

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Japanese construction firms hoping to attract talent from eSports to operate machinery

It’s Minecraft meets The Last Starfighter.

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Bottled hot water selling like bottled hot cakes in Japan

Hot water is the hottest water around.

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Japan forced to call off first-ever unmanned Moon-landing attempt

I swear, one of these days, OMOTENASHI… Bang, zoom, right to the Moon!

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Egg tart vendor promises not to accidentally sell realistic plastic samples a third time

They say it’s a charm.

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Junior high in Yamaguchi in turmoil after student’s tablet records teachers’ room conversation

Tech tattled on touchy teacher talk.

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This gummy-based roast beef sauce recipe is sure to make an impact on your dinner guests

We’re going on the assumption that there’s no such thing as a bad impact.

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It’s a race against time with Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated hourglass

The hour is upon us.

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Don’t uninstall that Covid-tracking app yet, warns Japanese government

It can’t even go away properly.

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The 12 Days of Universal Studios Japan’s winter holiday attractions 【Photos】

These 12 things are a lot better than french hens and lords a-leaping.

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Ash Ketchum wins Pokémon World Championship!

News immediately broadcast in streets of Kanto.

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Ueno Station has signs that show ambient sounds as onomatopoeia for deaf passengers

One of the most fun accessibility features you’ll ever see.

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Kyoto City planning to sell cremated people’s precious metal fillings for millions of yen

Waste not, want not.

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Osaka’s powerful Crab Ice Crab doesn’t pull any punches【Taste test】

It’s a taste that’ll make you shout “Holy crab!”

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Police looking for man who threw paper airplane into Hiroshima atomic bomb monument

Do not mess with this monument.

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Osaka bus driver flunked alcohol test after eating steamed bread

Friends don’t let friends eat bread and drive a bus.

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