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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Capsule toy machines in Japan have taken to selling face masks too

Not just any old masks either: “Fashion Masks!

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America gets a bad case of “crazy worms” from Japan

Ecosystems in America are going off the rails on a crazy worm.

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Lower income earners at higher risk of depression, Japan’s least shocking research finds

Less money, mo’ problems.

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Defibrillator toys from Japanese capsule machines are so realistic they might save a life

Indirectly of course, the actual toy couldn’t save a life to save its life.

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Japanese company develops motion simulator seat for home use

Is ass-play the next frontier of gaming?

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Aichi man arrested for stealing 70,000 yen in toy money from safe

Crime doesn’t pay, unless you have a game of Monopoly planned later on.

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Fukuoka man cleared of theft charges because he was “only borrowing” victim’s bike

Probably the only time that excuse ever worked.

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Japan to amp up its “Electronic Warfare Force,” which pleases tokusatsu fans

Bad news for aggressive foreign nations and Demon King Banriki.

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Japanese government to phase out fax machines, paper documents, personal seals

Just the fax, Kono.

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World’s smallest official Rubik’s Cube developed by Japanese companies

What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in price.

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One in four Japanese women is now over 70

Not no country for old women.

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Aichi man gets 10 months in prison for saying “I got corona” in electronics store, loses appeal

The “I was talking about the beer” defense failed.

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Turning one of Japan’s “crappiest properties” into one-meter-sized restaurant hits crowdfund goal

Location, location, location!

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Osaka’s aged idol group Obachaaan still on fire, also helping prevent fires

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years, dispensing candy and unsolicited advice.

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Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman

Many surprised by the arrests over 800 pro-weed comments in a veritable “crime of passion.”

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Cup Noodle in hot water once again for unflattering Grand Slam support ad

It took longer then three minutes, but Cup Noodle got everyone steaming again.

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Garigari-kun ice pops accepting new flavor suggestions, could “cheese beef” and “ramen” win?

One things is for certain, nothing is too bold for this company.

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Mr. Sato gets a friend request from Yusaku Maezawa again, this time spells own name right

Second time’s the charm!

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We get a surprise offer from “Yusaku Maezawaa,” with an extra “a” for “a whole lot of money”

But don’t worry it’s “not in a real scam.”

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Kumamoto man released on parole after serving longest prison sentence on record in Japan

And what better time in history to get out there and take a big ol’ drink of life.

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