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

Four bikers dressed as Spider-Man arrested in Saga City

With bitchin’ bikes come bitchin’ responsibility.

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Japanese curry chain in Thailand has a surprisingly Japanese dish not found in Japan

Sometimes the most Japanese stuff isn’t even in Japan.

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Japanese police to introduce video function to emergency 110 calls

A welcome update to an essential service.

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo offers crustless bread…in the sense that it never had crust to begin with

Bread as naked as the day it was born…

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Japan’s population of people over 100 surpasses 90,000 for first time

A vast majority of those in triple digits are women.

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We buy Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated perpetual motion machine

Finally, proof that perpetual disappointment is possible!

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Bizarre bicycle vandalism reported to mayor of Komono Town, mayor admits to it

And so ends the shortest investigation ever.

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Buddhist metaverse “Teraverse” in development at Kyoto University, includes AI Buddha

I guess you could call it a meta-metaverse.

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Does eating ramen out of a pot in the bathtub change the taste?

The answer may mildly shock you.

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Spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food taste saltier to go on sale in 2023

Take this news without a grain of salt.

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Tropicana’s Japanese licensee in hot juice for cartons that boast “100% Melon Taste”

All the taste of melon with hardly any of the melon!

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New Japanese card game teaches us the different patterns and textures of fish

Know your cherry trout from your rainbow trout to crush your opponent.

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JR East to release official train simulator on Steam on 20 September

Take control of some of the world’s busiest train lines.

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Pokémon Centers across Japan giving special in-game Clefairy to customers who say “Pi pi pi…”

You also must wave your fingers to be eligible.

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Unlicensed drunk driver involved in hit-and-run, makes pathetic attempt to avoid police

I blame Grand Theft Auto for making it look too easy.

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New trailer for Fist of the North Star musical released ahead of Tokyo and Fukuoka performances

You’re already fabulous.

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Zoo director begs people to stop screwing with air conditioner, setting it to lowest temperature

The reptile house is no place for monkey business.

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Video game to detect early stages of glaucoma developed by Tohoku University

Vaporize meteoroids with a giant laser…for your health!

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Sushi chef drops knives on the train, causes panic and delays

You should never take your work home with you.

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way: The End

All bad things must come to an end.

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