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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Posted by Master Blaster

178 People named Hirokazu Tanaka break record for largest gathering of people with same name

It’s a name you can count on.

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Hokkaido amusement park shuts down Ferris wheel for the day with mother and children still at top

Top of the world, Ma!

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Tasteless candy on sale at Lawson convenience stores

Taste the rainbow… You know, because rainbows are optical illusions that don’t have a taste.

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University of Tokyo lecturer suggests giving cars big cartoon eyes will make them safer

The cars have eyes.

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We really have a lot to learn from Japanese Mascot Character Parliament 【Video】

Parliament without everyone fighting like cats and dogs and otters and bears and beavers and…

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Fights break out at Japanese fight festival

The first rule of fight festival is: No fighting!

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Yokai Modeling Awards return to Kagawa after 5-year hiatus

Finally, a return to normalcy.

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Major Japanese news site won’t let anyone post comments without providing a phone number

Hey, Yahoo! Japan. If you want to ask me on a date, just say so.

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Fried chicken sleeping bags to be awarded to 500 lucky Mos Burger customers

Savory dreams are made of this.

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Nintendo takes steps to protect staff from growing problem of customer harassment

Nintendon’t take grief from customers anymore.

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KFC Japan stops selling “Sand” and changes name to “Burgers” with new spicy and cheese versions

Smart move or wasted opportunity?

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Security check with Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated bicycle lock

When it comes to disappointing products, this thing is a lock!

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Movie about Japan’s file sharing pioneer Winny coming in March 2023

A story of innovation lost.

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Shiga woman defrauded 4.4M yen by man asking for money to fly down from the ISS and marry her

Ground control to major fraud…

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Times Square taken over by Straw Hat Pirates ahead of One Piece release 【Pics & Videos】

New Yorkers are seeing Red.

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The All Japan Club Association hopes wooden club makes long-awaited comeback

Clubs aren’t just for cavemen and goblins anymore!

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A visit to one of Japan’s motorcycle Shinto shrines

You don’t have to be a motorcycle enthusiast to visit here, but it helps.

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One Piece to take over all of Times Square on October 8th

Start spreadin’ the news…

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New capsule toys reinvent Japan’s hanko personal seal stamp whether you like it or not

Hanko fun for people of all ages and about 38 names.

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Why is Asuka standing next to Colonel Sanders? Because it’s Thursday of course!

Two legends at what they do, just hanging out.

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