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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Quaint robot ninja virtual sightseeing tours to be held in Kochi Prefecture

Probably the only time you’ll hear the phrase “quaint robot ninja.”

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The results are in! One Piece World Top 100 characters chosen in global poll

The world has spoken and the best pirates were chosen.

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7-Eleven in parking lot of other 7-Eleven opens for business in Japan

Owner of lot’s first 7-Eleven goes shopping at the new one, talks to reporters on opening day.

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En garde! Fencer Taxi begins in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa

“Pointless” you say? Touché…

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Georgian diplomats like to kick back with a can of Georgia Coffee

A can of joe keeps Georgia on their minds.

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New dinosaur fossil discovered on Awaji Island, named after Japanese god

Well, new to us at least.

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Dom Dom Burger sells chicken sandwich sandwiched in two egg sandwiches


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Altercation between train otaku leaves one with fractured skull, other in custody

Suspect may be saved by his own age.

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Aichi man who stole and replaced women’s shoes set free, victims too “disgusted” to press charges

A rare example of someone being below the law.

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Kyoto police investigating cream puff attack on Bentley

Pastry may or may not have been weaponized by attackers.

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Pooping in supermarket checkout lands Kitakyushu man 300,000 yen fine

This might be a really gross start to a brighter future for the man.

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Kansai man arrested for defrauding his 35 girlfriends

He would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for his 35 girlfriends.

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Cultural Affairs Commissioner thinks some Japanese music sucks, angers many

Newly appointed commissioner bringing a little X Factor to cultural promotion.

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Complaints of foul play surrounding fried chicken grand prix results

Now that that pun is out of the way, let’s get to the heart of the batter.

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Fukuoka man arrested for breaking into store, putting on female staff’s apron and shirt

Suspect admits it was a crime of passion.

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Hyogo man arrested for stealing 13 tiny fish valued at 52,000 yen

More medaka mischief.

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Cola made from the island that inspired Princess Mononoke begins crowdfunding

“Natural” and “world heritage” aren’t words often used to describe cola.

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Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms

New study fears shutting them down might do more harm than good.

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Chucky and Friends save Easter

When these Good Guys are around, having a fun Easter in Japan is child’s play!

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Free food awaits those who finish “Spicy Mapo Tofu of Hell,” but it isn’t easy

“This isn’t a meal. It’s a weapon.”

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