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

Police officer found to be sex worker after leaving her gun in a public restroom

Ain’t that always the way?

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Dashcam catches “frustrated” man punching through windshield of random woman’s car

Suspect turns himself in to police, and an Internet star is born.

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Ginza Sony Park offers chance to be a Ghostbuster in AR ghost hunt

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood of Ginza, who you gonna call?

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Canon shows off video-game-like replay tech for real games of Rugby World Cup in Japan

Ca-non sports: It’s in the game.

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Japanese news agency under fire for announcing Nobel Prize goes “to foreigners”

They’re technically not wrong though.

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Social plague of “AirDrop chikan” wiped out with simple change in iOS 13 update

Well… That takes care of that.

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Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51, mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered

Schools refuse to stop stacking their students in the name of athletics.

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We don’t know if Japan’s Pizza-Tara is really pizza, but it’s really good

Look for Pizza-Tara hanging by a hook in a Japanese discount chain store near you!

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Reconnect with art at the Trowel Picture Museum in Fukuoka

We visit a museum for the common but under-appreciated Japanese art of kote-e.

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Supermarket throws away bench because of sales tax hike, angers many

Netizens agree it sucks, but don’t agree on who’s to blame.

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Train station ad skillfully invokes Makoto Shinkai to get through to the “smartphone generation”

Equal parts anime nostalgia and reverse psychology make for an effective billboard.

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Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets, watching them get upset about it

Suspect claims an interest in women’s restrooms drove him to commit the crime spree.

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Chance to feel a shark’s nards and more at Sunshine Aquarium’s “Lots of Sex” Exhibit

Limited time event teaches us about how our deep-sea friends like to get down.

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Japan’s first alcohol-free and tobacco-free yakiniku restaurant a hit in Osaka

Seems a lot of people want to cut the BS and get right to the bull slices.

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Leftover sushi? A popular manga suggests making it into fried rice【SoraKitchen】

Cooking Papa was right all along!

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Chubu Centrair International Airport gets Twitter account shut down for being underaged

Airport’s parents believed to be more disappointed than angry.

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Cringe-worthy thief calling self “Lupin” arrested in “the Flower of O-Edo”

Self-proclaimed “Lupin of Kansai” claims to have committed 150 thefts before his capture.

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Factory-outlet bacon and other pork products found in Fukuoka laundromat vending machine

Purchasing slightly defective cured meats while doing a load of laundry has never been easier!

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Mr. Sato returns to the line, waits three nights for an iPhone 11

You can take Mr. Sato out of the line-up, but you can’t take the line-up out of Mr. Sato.

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Eye-opening shots of compliments served up at Homeru Bar, a much needed service in Japan

Sometimes a compliment can be the first step to changing someone’s life.

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