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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6-year-old Japanese kid Torataro kills it on the drums, helps disaster-affected areas【Vid】

Check out his YouTube page for the amazing drumming, stay for ways to donate to western Japan disaster relief.

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Parking lot in Aomori charges 5,000 yen per hour, one person spent 65,000 yen in a single park

The really surprising thing is that some people actually took them up on the offer.

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Biannual Comiket otaku migration attracts a predator for the first time 【Video】

Among this majestic spectacle of nature, a mysterious red beast which preys on the otaku was discovered.

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Effect of Dragon Ball-style Gravity Chamber on training studied at Chubu University

An answer to the age-old question: “Would training in a Gravity Chamber really work?”

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Bug hunt! Some areas offering rewards for alien beetles threatening Japan’s cherry blossoms

Municipalities and prefectures are hoping they can stop the dreaded red-necked longhorn beetle before they get out of hand.

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McDonald’s Japan apologizes for “tooth-like” fragments found in Sausage Egg McMuffin

It’s unclear what the foreign matter is as of yet, but the company isn’t taking any chances with how they handle the situation.

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These little-known Japanese plastic bags can be a lifesaver in times of disaster

Unless you live in a handful of prefectures, you’ve probably never even heard of I-wrap, but those who know it swear by it.

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Major Tokyo train line stopped for one hour as passenger gets own head stuck under seat

Alcohol is believed to have played a role.

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Working at Osaka shrimp company has only one rule: Don’t do any work that you don’t want to do

Working hours at this shrimp processing and packaging plant are outlined as: “Whenever the heck you feel like it.”

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Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use the toilet

Officers found in violation of our inalienable right to go potty.

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Salt and Pepper Gourmet Beer VS just putting salt and pepper in beer yourself【Taste test】

We find out if it enjoying salt and pepper in a beer is best left to the professionals or not.

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9 million yen awarded to convenience store from man for over 11,000 hours of unauthorized parking

But will a man who ignored years of warnings bother heeding a court order?

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Face-to-cheesy-face with the Marugoto Camembert Burger from Dom Dom

It’s an Atkins dream come true in the form of two all-beef patties inside a pair of camembert cheese slabs.

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Tokyo police arrest teen for having knife 2mm too long, released because type of knife mistaken

You call that a kiridashi knife? Seriously, I can’t tell.

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Sure eel flavored potato chips are great, but here’s a recipe that’ll make them even better!

Try this life hack to get the most out your eel chips

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Hokkaido woman arrested for stealing 1.9 million yen from convenience store in broad daylight

Bold but non-violent robbery says a lot about the way convenience stores operate.

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Mr. Sato goes fishing for compliments with the new Harajuku fashion: A fishing vest?!?

Mr. Sato always thought he was out of fashion. Turned out he was just way ahead of it.

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Take on Godzilla yourself in virtual reality at new attractions in Osaka and Tokyo

New VR Zone attraction lets you take on Godzilla in an attack chopper… Good luck with that.

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Let’s find the Japanese full-face visor best suited for your grandmother or handmaiden

No mature woman’s ensemble would be complete without their own Imperial Guard mask.

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