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.”

StudyNow App

Posted by Master Blaster

Let’s make a giant soap bubble with Daiso’s Let’s Make a Giant Soap Bubble

Finally, a product that does what it says.

Read More

ANA to auction off replica first class seat and real window frame from a Boeing 777

A rare chance to add a touch of first class to your home.

Read More

Japan’s Best Home Senbero: Don Quijote sells booze and surprisingly good “sushi” for under US$10

This makeshift bar food will have our reporter battling windmills in no time.

Read More

Korean style chicken, ginseng, and brown rice soup in a can coming to Japanese vending machines

Wholesome meals don’t get any more portable than that.

Read More

The Mountain Has Moved capsule toys literally move mountains for your enjoyment

Just not in time for Mountain Day.

Read More

Halloween “Black Pancakes” and “Bloody Tunnbrod” coming to IKEA stores in Tokyo

It’s a very IKEA Halloween in Japan.

Read More

Super God Neiger of Akita helps kid get favorite soft drink with the power of customer service

Not all heroes wear capes. Some just wear pointy shoulder pads.

Read More

Hedorah: King of the dust mops and more celebrate 50th anniversary of legendary kaiju’s debut

It can wipe out grime as easily as Hedorah wipes out people.

Read More

We pop into Bear Paw Cafe in Osaka… Actually it popped out to us

An adorable way to help deal with complex problems.

Read More

Apple pie ice cream bars arrive in Japan and they’re superb【Taste test】

We may have to start saying “as Japanese as apple pie bars” from now on.

Read More

Russian defector claims to have swam for 23 hours to Japan because “sick of Putin admin”

There’s “sick of” and then “swim for 23 hours in the ocean sick of.”

Read More

Japanese Scottish Fold Motimaru grabs Guinness World Record for most watched cat on YouTube

There can be only one.

Read More

We take our Mega Las Vegas noodle show on the road and get back to nature

Ain’t no party like a Big Stream Somen Slider Mega Las Vegas party.

Read More

VR photography exhibit held in virtual reality by Japan’s Virtual Rights organization

VR event was a virtual feast for the eyes.

Read More

74-year-old Japanese politician starts Instagram account for open dialog about COVID-19

We shouldn’t rule out a milk crate challenge at this point.

Read More

Japanese shipping giant planning to start autonomous cargo ships by 2025

A ghost in the machine ship?

Read More

We hunt for a PS5 in a high-stakes capsule toy machine in Akihabara

Our reporter doesn’t have a problem though. He can stop anytime he wants.

Read More

The Bank of Japan is really jazzed up about the new 10,000 yen bill

I guess if they were going to get excited about something, it’d be this.

Read More

Marvel Culinary Universe coming to pop-up cafe in Osaka this September

Light lunch, assemble!

Read More

Japanese police struggling with growing number of “CAN invaders” used to steal luxury cars

Don’t let anyone invade your CAN!

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 158