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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Flight that crashed in 1985 spotted landing in Narita Airport 35 years later

Fittingly right before Obon too.

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Japanese company develops “smart mask” that translates speech to eight languages

Next time someone calls you a “C-Face,” they might just be complimenting your tech.

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Do Japanese ghosts have a lifespan of roughly 400 years?

Yes, I know “ghost lifespan” is an oxymoron. Let’s move on.

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Sega apologizes after exec says Puyo Puyo players eat beef bowls with cheese

It sounds much worse in Japanese, trust me.

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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

Less practice has resulted in faster pitches and stronger players.

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SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato declared no longer hot by Google

The algorithm giveth, and the algorithm taketh away.

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Boxing reflex balls are the best way to make you a hit on social media

It’s the Instagram of the tiger; the thrill of the likes.

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We try squeezing our boss’ face until it gets smaller【Experiment】

Fun with germanium.

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Dom Dom turns up the heat with spicy Mexican and Thai chicken burgers

Fast food chain uses the magic word of potential spiciness.

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Why have no COVID-19 clusters occurred in pachinko parlors?

Many of pachinko’s worst qualities actually make it a relatively safe environment.

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University staff member caught printing out large letter-sized porn collection on office computer

Who needs the cloud when you’ve got an envelope under your desk?

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Limited edition Gundam models made of 100% Gundarium on sale

The fictional metal Gundarium was realized just for this model kit.

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45-year-old man arrested for writing “Pyewwww Poop” on public toilet seat

The streets just got a little safer.

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Several McDonald’s branches closing across Japan due to COVID-19 infections

Here we go again….

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Japan’s favorite anti-piracy ads are back with an action-packed reboot after six-year break

Yes, Japan has a favorite series of anti-piracy ads.

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Sapporo Marathon moves online, becomes way more chill about it all

Eh, just run wherever you want, whenever you want. It’s all good.

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Pikachu-flavor potato snacks pack two different kinds of Thunder Punch【Taste test】

Karamucho! Pokémon chooses you for a collab!

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Government plans to establish four “Japanese Silicon Valleys”

In search of the elusive Japanese unicorn.

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Can Nipple MAN tame our wildest nipples?【Experiment】

Man vs Nipple MAN

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Japan’s leading maker of giant cat heads needs your help!

Donate to the Japan Wool Art Academy’s crowdfunding and get a great deal on wearable giant wool cat heads and more.

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