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

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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Walking under the ocean between two of Japan’s main islands via the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel

If you want an unforgettable way to go between Kyushu and Honshu, look no further.

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Madame Tussauds in Tokyo offering free Kim Jong-un haircuts for one day only!

It’s a barbershop so crazy they’re actually giving away Kim Jong-un haircuts!

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X Japan’s Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to disaster relief after western Japan’s torrential rain

One more step in the musician and band’s mission to help children in pain.

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Mr. Sato may be only person on Earth who really liked the film “Armageddon of the Dead”

Mr. Sato revisits and reviews the 2012 classic that critics called “a confusing mess” and “so much unwanted junk.”

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Japanese graves and Shinto shrines under attack by bears for their sweet, sweet honey

It’s as if bears have no regard for religious symbolism.

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New Mega Man cartoon to premiere, Japanese fans understandably apprehensive

Come on guys, it’s not like they’re going to make Mega Man a hoarse chubby baby with a speaking disorder…twice.

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Student penalized for writing the number “4” the “wrong” way on worksheet

And in the process learns a lot about life.

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Lovely singer belts out classic X Japan song in commercial, complaints flood in

New ad is perfect example of too much of a good thing.

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“Uncle Nipples” being held in connection with recent nipple rubbing incident

Former internet meme returns to the spotlight and appears as fond of his own areolae as ever.

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Japanese Princess Kako-brand diapers to go on sale in China, without permission of course

When buying diapers, go with a name you can trust.

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Hyogo man arrested for backhanding cash register while verifying his age

Suspect was apparently enraged when his maturity was called into question.

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Osaka theme park to provide fake insta-friends for your Instagram photos

Extras will be on-hand to provide the image of a social life for your image-based social network.

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Japan’s World Cup match-predicting octopus gutted after loss to Poland… literally

That’s probably one result he didn’t see coming.

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Original SoftBank dog Kai-kun passes away at 16

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the life and times of a very good boy.

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Osaka reminds everyone not to go jump off a bridge during World Cup, don’t jump on it either

Yes, even during the World Cup.

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Godzilla? Japanese news broadcast reports “giant creature” in Tokyo Harbor

Coincidence? Or was someone at Nippon TV having a little fun?

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Yakuza currently threatening Japan’s sea cucumbers

Who needs drugs, gambling, and prostitution when there’s an ocean full of slimy black gold for the taking?

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Pop quiz: Test yourself in 5 situations of Japanese manners and customs

Do you have what it takes to rub shoulders properly in Japan? Not literally though, that would be rude.

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Yo-Kai What? Monsters of all kinds plummet from children’s favorite character rankings

Conservative trends rule this year as kids are largely sticking with what they know.

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