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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Nagoya University develops rice plant that grows pure sugar

Would a rice by any other genome taste as sweet?

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Demon Slayer Tamagotchi on sale now, preorders for 9 more types on the way

Raise your own Pillar of the secret society of demon slayers.

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Let’s practice some non-toxic masculinity with Japanese pro-wrestler anti-bacterial face masks

It doesn’t get more manly than having a guy’s oiled chest on your mouth.

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Kobe hospital gets anonymous 5 million yen cash donation, gives it back, gets it again, keeps it

Random acts of kindness can sometimes be tricky to pull off.

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Government plan has everyone talking about a 17-day-long New Year holiday

Suga administration hopes everyone doesn’t party quite like it’s 1999 this year.

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Nagoya man arrested for stealing piano covers from schools for reasons unknown to all

Suspect will hopefully also be charged with mental anguish for not telling us why.

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Population aging in Japan gets a corona-boost as pregnancies drop by 11 percent this year

COVID-19 takes its toll on Japan in a different way.

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Family cheated out of 54 million yen by man impersonating Japanese rock star for three years

Suspect also convinced his own mother he was the Dir En Grey frontman for 10 years.

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Mr. Sato visits Gacha Gacha no Mori: The capsule toy store for adult women

And learns a little about the joys of womanhood.

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Saying “Pocky” found to make better smiles than other smile words like “cheese” and “spaghetti”

This 11 November, you can take your “cheese” and shove it.

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On sale now: Japanese sake giant creates gin from 80,000 recycled Budweisers

Because a beer is a terrible thing to waste.

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Leading Japanese voice actors help develop new line of throat lozenges

Who better to trust with proper throat care?

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Face-mask-themed park “Tokyo Mask Land” coming to Yokohama

Guests are presumably required to wear masks.

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Tokyo Government considers fining people who knowingly go out when infected with COVID-19

Good news for people who say, “there ought to be a law.”

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567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones at once leads to arrest in Chiba

He could have stopped at 500, but he just got greedy.

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K-Pop star and Japanese actress elected best people to wear jeans in 2020

Smells like Jeans Spirit.

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Police officer caught downloading dirty videos from suspect’s phone

Suspect charges the police with theft for a change.

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Bomb threats for Bitcoin bewilder local governments in Japan who couldn’t pay if they wanted to

Because elementary schools are famous for dabbling in the crypto exchanges.

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Hyogo boy singing “I hate baldies” assaulted by 55-year-old man with pro-wrestling move

Luckily, there was no Spanish announcer’s table nearby.

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Members of pop group Snow Man embarrassed for misinterpreting the word “snowman”

Do you wanna stump a Snow Man?♫♪

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