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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All Stories by Master Blaster

Kenshi Yonezu’s “Paprika” might be a much heavier song than we thought

Mega-hit kids’ song may very well be an ode to the dead.

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New edition canned fish rings in capsule machines nationwide, now with tuna!

It’s never been a better time to be a tuna can enthusiast.

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Do 100-yen hair removal pads do the trick, or leave our reporters the hairy messes they are?

Is being a “kuru kuru Princess” really all it’s cracked up to be?

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Noriyuki Makihara shoots to the top of Amazon sales ranking because he was arrested for speed possession

Many are rushing to buy his stuff before the publishers decide to wipe him out of existence.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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New Osamu Tezuka manga to be released this month, penned by AI

We will soon see if AI can recreate the magic of the God of Manga.

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Amazing Chocolate tools a perfect fit for Japanese Valentine’s Day

Tell that special guy how you feel with an exquisite rusty nut and washer.

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Egashira 2:50 denied ad revenue for YouTube channel

Looks like they had a problem with him sticking brushes up his butt.

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Voting for “Pokémon of the Year” opens on Google, to be decided this Pokémon Day

Vote or black out.

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Tokyo rolls out “strongest urinals” ever

The future of urine enforcement.

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Butthole calligraphy kicks off Japanese comedian Egashira 2:50’s YouTube channel【Video】

However, it may end the channel at the same time.

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Survey finds only six percent of Japanese workers motivated, seventh lowest in the world

Read all about this troubling social trend…or don’t. What do I care?

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A pack of natto (fermented Japanese soybeans) a day keeps the death away according to study

Terrible news for picky eaters.

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Tapioca fad on the way out in Japan

Now is the winter of tapioca’s discontent.

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Japanese restaurant chain selling not just folded pizzas, but LUCKY folded pizzas!

All the things that make pizza great, only folded!

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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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Are Daiso’s smartphone VR goggles worth breaking the 100-yen barrier?

A rare instance where reading the fine print was a bad idea.

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Maker warns people not to drink Arabic Yamato glue to cure cancer

That’s just solid advice right there.

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“Let’s Speak North Korean!”

“Such a miracle can only occur in North Korea” and other popular phrases from an authentic DPRK phrasebook.

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Top Japanese university racks up fourth voyeur arrest in as many months

Japan’s oldest university continues to produce the best and the worst that the country has to offer.

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