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

Internet tackles the mystery of why there are no monkeys in Ibaraki Prefecture

Can the collective Internet come up with a possible solution, or just crack a bunch of monkey jokes?

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Mr. Sato tries a unique method to compellingly call in sick to work【Video】

Some people bend over backwards at work. Others bend over backwards to get out of work.

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Man in charge of cybersecurity for 2020 Olympics has never touched a computer

In other words, now’s probably a good time to get all that valuable data onto removable physical media.

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Hokkaido man arrested for pretending to visit Aeon shopping centers 2.7 million times

And so ends the Great Aeon Loyalty Point Heist of ’18.

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Now is your final chance to visit the last Sunkus standing in Tokyo

It’s the end of an era for the once prolific convenience store chain.

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Got Talent series regular Wes-P tries again, this time in the land of Voltaire and Sartre.

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Win a large intestine scarf from one of Japan’s leading enema manufacturers

This is your one chance to enter something of Mune Pharmaceutical’s, rather than the other way around.

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Hello Kitty visits SoraNews24 HQ! Traditional Mongolian wrestling starts four seconds later

She may not have started it, but she sure as heck ended it.

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Alpaca fight breaks out in Niigata【Video】

No serious injuries were reported, but alpaca productivity ground to a halt for the day.

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Be careful traveling in Oita, the Big Shogun Space Avengers Bento is there and it’s angry

Think you got what it takes to be a Big Shogun Space Avenger? Time to put your money where your mouth is.

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Shibuya Behavior game goes behind the wheel of a revenge-bent compact truck on Japanese Halloween

A game to remind us about the true spirit of the holiday: bloody revenge.

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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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