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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Japan PM’s cheap corn puff box for Ukrainian president has kind of logical explanation

An unexpected gift becomes slightly less unexpected.

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Kodansha to release popular manga in Japan and USA simultaneously in K Manga this May

The wait is over.

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In search of Japan’s largest melon bread with Mr. Sato

Join us as we hunt the monsters of the Japanese bakery scene.

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A haunted house for the information age opens in Tokyo for a limited time

Possibly the most well-lit spook house in the world.

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Kagawa Prefecture becoming Slowpoke Paradise this spring


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Koto is a local favorite in Iruma, Saitama, for its large food portions, so we check it out

You’ll have to work your way up to take on the final form of their service.

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Panasonic develops a “weak robot” that farts

Nicobo’s prime directive is to do nothing and be cute.

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We find, and try, the next step in pillow technology on Amazon Japan

Steps can go in either direction, you know.

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Stunning stop-motion samurai video “Hidari” is like nothing you’ve seen before【Video】

Left is right.

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Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route Newport sandals released by Keen

Part of the proceeds goes to preserving the World Heritage Site.

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Poison Poison Poison Poison Poison Poison Poison Poison Poison Exhibit now on in Tokyo

I wonder if it’s really about poison though…

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Fender to open first-ever flagship store in Harajuku this summer

A store that encourages everyone to be picky.

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Love in all its shapes and sizes make up MangaPlaza’s biggest hits of 2022

It makes the manga world go round too.

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Hokkaido company to start balloon ride service to the stratosphere

Very topical.

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Vending machine for cat treats installed in Osaka, and it meows at you!【Video】

It’s a veritable fancy vending machine feast!

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“There isn’t anyone else good” is reason for nearly half of PM Kishida’s support, according to survey

I’d do it, but I have tuba practice on Wednesdays.

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Stools made from real taiko drum parts sold by 160-year-old workshop and French designer

Make every day a festival with these pieces.

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An exquisite work of beef art makes the perfect Kabuki Day gift

I’d look like that too if my hair were meat.

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Pouches that play the Yobikumi-kun Japanese supermarket jingle on sale now

A rare chance to get a relatively cheap Yobikumi-kun!

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Fukushima man arrested for defecating on another person’s bicycle seat

The suspect claims to have been attracted to the victim.

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