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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QR codes evolve into their newest form: a bar QR code!

What’s old is new again.

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Japanese startup to use NFTs to simplify the music copyright system

But to TM an NFT is NG AFAIK.

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Miyazaki City mistakenly sends over 2M yen in meat to 140 people, instructs them to eat it anyway

Meat error in your favor!

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Our writer loses 6 kilograms (13 pounds) in 1 month with help from these Japanese 7-Eleven foods

A healthy diet and 7-Eleven aren’t often heard in the same breath, but maybe they should be.

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Poop-shaped pudding makers on sale now in Japan

No longer must we carve pudding into poop ourselves live cavepeople.

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Man who gambled entire Japanese town’s COVID relief money arrested

The latest in a long line of slip-ups.

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1,600 empty seats at major Japanese gymnastics competition reserved by single unpaying person

A big mistake? Or did someone have it out for Pommel Horse?

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High school girl arrested for stalking Johnny’s 7 MEN Samurai member

Luckily no one was harmed in the tense encounter.

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Can French fry and instant yakisoba-flavored sodas surpass kimchi as Japan’s best strange ramune?

Just because you can make something taste different doesn’t mean that you should.

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Man who got entire town’s COVID relief money believed to have lost it all at online casinos

The Generals were due!

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Japanese universities determine cats know the names of other cats

Poor Mr. Muffinstuff…

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Makers of Azuki Bar report record profits in 2021

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer frozen snack.

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Kids’ lunch for adults selling for a limited time at Katsuya

Eat like a kid again.

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Man who accidentally received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes

Recipient said “I will not run” and then ran.

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Let’s find out if mixing milk and a lemon-lime soda makes cream soda

Don’t blame us. It wasn’t our idea.

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We slide down Osaka’s most famous tower and get free curry for it

It could be higher, but we’ll let that slide.

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Fire chief in Akita starts forest fire trying to scare away wasp

You had one job!

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Retired Member of Parliament arrested pretending to be active MP for first-class train tickets

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling JR and its clerical errors.

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Japan’s most punk rock candy store can be found in Tokyo

Owner is easily the coolest clown around.

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Aichi police on lookout for scoundrel who stole public toilet’s flushing handle

Be sure to check your toilets first while this fiend is still at large!

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