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’s new ATMs automatically play anti-fraud videos to people talking on mobile phones【Video】

Japanese police using the latest in AI and hand-enlarging technology.

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A sad Oden Day in Japan as stores seem to be steadily stopping self-service pots

Where has all the oden gone? Long time passing…

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Trying out the revolutionary adhesive bandages developed by a 10-year-old Japanese girl

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway.

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Testing out the rubber hand illusion in the office to see if people can feel pain in fake limbs

Science is violence.

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Hay fever got you down? Doctors recommend wiggling around on the floor like a dying cockroach

It doesn’t look any sillier than snot running out your nose.

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We try out the “head in a jar” prank, seen in a viral video, at the office

Office jokes come to a head.

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Trying some Umui sauces made only on a remote Japanese island with a population of 50【Taste test】

It’s a saucy little island.

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How solo karaoke changed our Japanese writer’s outlook on life

Our worst critic is usually ourselves.

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Three men arrested after accidentally livestreaming own crime for 90 minutes

Victim relieved to prove this ridiculous crime actually happened.

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Plan to use historic stones to build restrooms for the 2025 Expo draws criticism

These ain’t no fortunate stones.

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Booger in pizza and cream in mouth kick off another year of gross “part-time terrorism” in Japan

It’s that time of year again.

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Yakuza member selling soda arrested for extorting money from ninja spreading flyers in Asakusa

Popular area wasn’t big enough for the two of them.

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Peach juice served fresh out the tap at Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

Just like mom used to plumb.

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Trying Family Mart’s Alternative Seafood Rice Bowl made with 5 imitation toppings【Taste test】

A taste of things to come?

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Tempura Black Thunder chocolate bars on sale in Shinjuku from now till Valentine’s Day

Black Thunder is all about giving.

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A few snags don’t stop the satisfaction of this used shonen manga lucky bag

The bag itself even has its own redemption arc.

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Japanese convenience store Lawson brings back 47-percent product-sizes increases, no extra charge

It’s convenient relief.

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Nissan develops robot to calm babies during car rides

Boasts peak peek-a-boo efficiency.

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Guy next to infamous Japanese fugitive on wanted poster arrested thanks to media coverage

The suspect’s photo was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Junior high principal in Hyogo fired for stealing seven half cups of coffee

One sip over the line, sweet Jesus. One sip over the line…

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