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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The future is now with full face sunglasses

P.K. Sanjun in the 23rd century.

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Jellyfish and Halloween in perfect harmony at Sumida Aquarium event

Jellyfish and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jellyfish.

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Aomori police on the lookout for man shouting unsolicited advice at kids about dating and ramen

Sounds like someone’s never heard of social media.

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Arashi members Sho Sakurai and Masaki Aiba get married… Wait, that didn’t come out right

Boy, they really do like doing everything together.

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Mr. Sato broadens his home drinking horizons at Kaldi【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Cultural confusion is still cultural.

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Takoyaki makers surprisingly good at grilling meat for yakiniku too

Once again, Japanese whiskey comes through with a great cooking tip.

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Own the lighter side of ukiyo-e with a zodiac chimera and weird tiger-stone items by Felissimo

Let a little classical absurdity into your life.

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Some Japanese KitKats just got bigger… but still the same size they were a year ago

Size is relative.

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Major retailer Aeon may have won Japan’s Best Home Senbero

However, it was only a temporary victory.

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Disgraced YouTuber Hezumaryu to run in next Japanese national election

First, take a moment to consider what it must take to become a “disgraced YouTuber.”

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Flight out of Narita Airport delayed because of a turtle on the runway

I’m really liking this Die Hard II remake.

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Japanese police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal “Ibaraki Dash” maneuver

Friends don’t let friends Ibaraki Dash.

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Japan’s leading maker of joke knives with retractable blades ends production

A blow to fans of consequence-free stabbing.

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We ride a motorbike to Japan’s “Moon”

Not “The Moon,” but still cool.

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Universal Studios Beijing opens for business, but can we call it “USB?”

Knowing my luck, I’ll go in upside down every time.

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ABS Wholesale Center cuts out the middleman to a good time【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

We take a no-frills approach to a night of drinking.

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Overly honest taiyaki restaurant flooded with customers after admitting to reducing sweet beans

Honesty is the best store policy.

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Kraft fuses cheese with Japanese dessert ingredients for something very different

The only question is whether it’s even cheese any more.

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Japan’s Best Home Senbero: Costco brings a touch of health to drinking at home for under US$10

If there’s a wrong way to get drunk, we’ll find it!

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Play the meta capsule toy game at Japan’s second-hand stores for some real surprises

Join us for a little bit of toy archeology.

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