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

Sushi restaurant offers traditional Japanese meal of dirt-cheap chicken and whiskey

Grab a highball and serving of fried chicken for only 200 yen (US$1.80)! And if you’re feeling really crazy get some sushi too.

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DJ Hello Kitty drops the beat and F-bombs at all-night Sanrio Puroland Halloween event【Video】

“Motherf#%$ers, go!”

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Celebrate TGK Day with a classic of Japanese kitchens, but with some luxurious ingredients

We take tamago kake gohan to new heights on its special day.

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Latest Pretty Cure movie gets Guinness World Record on opening day

A real highlight for the Pretty Cure series but a lowlight for the record-keeping group.

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MLB pitcher Yu Darvish throws a curveball of sensibility into the Yasuda hostage controversy

And now a lesson in Internet civility from the American League strike-out leader of 2013.

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10 best rest stops in Japan ranked by customer satisfaction for 2018

Seems the people of Japan are listening to their stomachs when choosing the best of the nation’s roadside attractions.

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Let Uncle Tashiro show you the perfect way to enjoy Tokyo Disneyland with young kids

The following is essential reading for parents, and possibly mental health professionals too.

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We buy a $10 grilled cheese sandwich from this weird shop in Harajuku

We also had to cook it ourselves.

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Possibly the most useless product in the world: The Plastic Bottle Bottom Cap

Even if you defend the concept of such a thing, you’ll find that this isn’t even a good plastic bottle bottom cap.

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Buying a can of coffee from an unmanned, AI-controlled kiosk in Tokyo

Mr. Sato goes on a speed coffee run with no humans to hold him up…or are there?

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Does instant noodles cooked with rice make super noodle rice?

Just because two things taste great, doesn’t mean they always taste great together.

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Real fashion police: Con man arrested in Tokyo, police tipped off by ill-fitting suit

Crime doesn’t pay, but looking good apparently does.

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Lawson begins first self-service convenience store in Tokyo, no line-ups necessary

Just scan the item you want with your smartphone and walk out.

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A totally new Pokémon GO experience using both sights and sounds opens in Tokyo

Would you like to be, in Roppongi, in a Pokémon GO AR Garden, in the shade?

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Japanese snack maker develops portable gyoza you can eat anywhere, anytime

One company dared to dream.

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We test out a product that promises it will make cars obsolete: these goofy looking boots

Dr. NakaMats, you’ve done it again!

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McDonald’s Japan giving away free coffee again, from 16 to 19 October

New promotion will also run later into the night.

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Try a bag of freshly handmade “Craft Cola” served from Iyoshi Cola at Tokyo area farmers’ markets

Iyoshi Cola is bringing cola back to the streets, back to the people.

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Our writers band together to take on a 15-pound “All-Topping-Curry” from Coco Ichi

We learn the true meaning of friendship and heartburn.

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Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape, denies charges

He probably would have gotten away with it too if he didn’t insist on peeling the darn thing.

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