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

Over 20 percent of Burger Kings in Japan suddenly vanishing this month

Find out which locations survived the snap.

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Every move you make, every step you take, this Japanese drug store will be watching you

This store either has a lot of faith in their security cameras or no faith at all.

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New scenes of Shiba Inu walking simulator look action-packed【Video】

But does it really capture the feeling of smashing through a piece of neoclassical architecture?

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Let Potechinote do all the dirty potato chip work and keep your touchscreens sparkling

Potechinote is back with some fresh design changes!

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Drunk Kanagawa senior arrested for biting fingers off friend’s hand

What are friends for?

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Japan reacts to Hollywood movie about Hiroshima bombing staring Evan Rachel Wood

Perspectives are a tricky thing leading up to the production of One Thousand Paper Cranes.

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Train station in Osaka plays “most disturbing sound in human history” to announce arrivals

JR Tennoji Station musically invites you to board one of their trains bound for the…ChAOs ReAlM‽

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Japanese PM Abe installing Canadian door knocker mesmerizes the globe【Video】

There’s something extremely relaxing about a world leader doing simple DIY.

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Osaka teens tie rope across road for fun, get charged with attempted murder

Come to think of it, maybe kids actually should stay indoors and online all day.

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Does Reiwa Beer capture all the fun and excitement of entering a new era?

Mr. Sato finds that it indeed does, under the right circumstances.

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Gamer bandits steal Taiko No Tatsujin drum from Aichi arcade

Far from Tatsujin, these were a pair of straight-up Taiko No Twits.

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Man arrested for attempting to rob Tokyo police with fruit knife

The “arrested” part probably goes without saying though.

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Japanese convenience store’s Above and Beyond Series puts our sense of adventure to the test

Combos including sweet beans & chili powder, chocolate and potato make Mr. Sato wonder if he’s just getting too old for this.

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Japan shocked as American musician finds that bubble tea tapioca balls can be used to play music

Don’t play with your food. Play your food.

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Remote airport in Shimane serves up the best honey in all Japan: Airport Honey!

A hidden gem in Japan’s countryside offers a taste you’ll never forget.

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One graffiti artist to be honored by Tokyo while another graffiti artist sits in jail

Tokyo governor sends clear message never to vandalize…unless you’re the toast of the art world.

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Five members of the Bad Lobster biker group arrested by Ebina police

Residents live in mild fear of the gang and hope their daughters never bring a Bad Lobster home for dinner.

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Lawson 100 to sell three disgusting-looking baked goods that they’re sure we’ll love

Chili peppers, pickled ginger, and potato do battle with anko, mayo and chocolate inside these seemingly hard-to-stomach combos.

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Fukuoka man arrested for stealing used tennis rackets because he liked their smell

Theft of sporting goods may have been a crime of passion.

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Shizuoka Police on the lookout for man who threw adult DVDs at teenage boy

Kids these days… They don’t know the value of an adult DVD.

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