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

Lucky sushi rolls coming to Kansai Aeon stores again for “Summer Setsubun”

It’s always lucky when ehomaki roll into town!

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Electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty developed by Meiji University

Experimental utensils make food shockingly delicious.

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Japanese school entrance ceremony held in the metaverse for over 3,000 new students


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Gundam manhole covers coming to Sagamihara City, along with other space-themed street art

What, you were expecting more Pokémon?

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Akihabara shop lets you destroy your own hard drives for only 100 yen

Let Dark Past Final Disposal Site let you puncture your HDD.

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“Kiwi-flavored” bananas Kiwi’na spotted at Japanese supermarkets

Do you really Kiwi’na hurt me?

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Japan’s Top 7 alternative “Regional Burgers”

Taste your next travel destination with one of these bold and beautiful burgers.

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Why is it so hard to find hot sake in convenience stores in Japan?

Some like it hot, but can’t find it easily.

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ASIMO retires from performing after 22 years

ASIMO is still big. It’s just the robot shows that got small.

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Osaka Metro to test stores where you can pay with your face, even with a mask

What are robbers supposed to do now?

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Leading Japanese pizza chain Pizza La now delivers…for your dog!

Canine-tailored pizzas are back by pup-ular demand.

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Enjoy one-handed cherry-blossom viewing picnic with this McHanami hack

You deserve a break today.

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Japanese company develops possibly the most difficult ever: Rubik’s Cube Impossible

You won’t believe your eyes when playing this version of the classic puzzle.

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Japanese business established to rent out ad space on lazy comedian’s backpack

When life hands you a lemon of a comedy partner, make Lemon Jam!

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Real Fullmetal Alchemists: Kyoto University team fuses all 8 precious metals into single alloy

Giving them a gold medal for it would probably be rude.

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Japanese company develops a door within a door, and it’s a great idea

When is a door not a door?

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Yokohama man arrested for stealing car navigation system, blames Vladimir Putin

Geopolitics is way more complex than I thought.

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VR compatible butter “The Sushi Device” on sale now

Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Sushi Device is. You have to see it for yourself.

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Family fun and cattle mutilation collide in the new card game UFO

The perfect game to teach kids about numbers and Ummoism.

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Capsule machine found in Nara with mystery edible insects

Mama always said life is like a capsule of bug food.

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