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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Speedruns to open packs of gummies trends on Japanese social media【Video】

The Olympics really slept on this hit sport.

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National dekotora association mints NFTs for charity and to support the art of decorating trucks

Help dekotora help everyone.

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Japan Rail West offering chance to sleep in a platypus’ mouth

Great for fans of strange mammals and/or contactless payment services.

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Matcha Fair comes to Ikea with all things green tea

Home furnishings have never been so bittersweet.

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Hotel guest who boiled crabs in room’s kettle angry to have to pay for damages

Legal dispute has everyone feeling crabby.

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Life-sized Kinnikuman tag-team trophy selling for 1.1M yen, no more than 5 will be made

Belts are for losers.

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We try a can of Space Mackerel, designed for eating on the ISS by high school students

In space, no one can hear you slurp.

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Ukraine’s message of thanks and friendship gets really awkward with Japan

All’s embarrassing in love and war.

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AI-powered Super Great Robo Goalkeeper employed at sports center in Saitama

I wouldn’t put it past Teppeki-kun.

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Tokyo rapper arrested for tagging Yamanote Line while drunk

Public not all that shocked by the news.

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Spicy fish egg theme park opens newest location in Gunma Prefecture

There’s something fishy about this place…

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Town in Yamaguchi accidentally sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person

Bank error in their favor. Collect 46.3 million yen.

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Sega begins Puyo Puyo Boot Camp to help bring eSports into more Japanese high schools

A place where kids can learn their power chains from their stairs.

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Luxury hotel chain opens hotel on edge of Osaka’s infamous Nishinari for its “deep culture”

Brings new meaning to the phrase “slumming it.”

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Ultraman title logo generator set up online by McDonald’s Japan

What’s old is Shin again!

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Mr. Sato attempts the 50-Pin Challenge at Kabukicho’s Shinjuku Copa Bowl【Video】

That’s one pin for every year they’ve been in business.

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Three-day search for two-meter-long python in Okayama ends, found in owner’s car dashboard

Once again, a giant snake is always in the last place you look.

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How bad can the lowest rated three-piece suit from Amazon be?

The fact that there were only two pieces was a really bad start.

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Karaage-kun pouches sold bundled with a magazine chronicling the fried chicken balls’ history

Feed your mind and fashion sense with this stylishly simulated snack.

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Shikoku Island holds world landmark lookalike photography contest judged by AI

Many of the greatest places on Earth are all on one rural Japanese island.

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