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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Japanese government calling on citizens to drink more milk…again

Make me drink more milk once, shame on you…

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A look inside the real sauna installed in a city bus: Sabus

Probably the only city bus you can describe as a “hot ride.”

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Japan’s supply of Zima runs dry, online resellers take over and jack up prices

Zomething expenzive.

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Last One Standing brings an entirely new kind of Japanese crime comedy to Netflix

Hit show was the cure for Mr. Sato’s quarantine blues.

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Shiso and cherry blossom flavored gin now on sale in Japan

Gin doesn’t get much more Japanese than this.

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Road in Chiba plagued by accidents involving shutterbugs seeking “Chiba-fornia” shots【Video】

Chiba-fornia dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

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Japanese comedian points out good way to spot ghosts during pandemic

The times they are a-changing, but ghosts never do.

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Crowdfunding underway for pants that don’t require underwear

Yes, technically all pants don’t require it, but these do it comfortably.

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Huge cracks in Tohoku Expressway caused by earthquake fixed the same afternoon

High-speed infrastructure action!

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Objectively cute Japanese baby face factors determined by Osaka University team

Your baby may be cute, but is it scientifically proven cute?

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Former PM Shinzo Abe surprises with a peek at his sweet gaming laptop

I bet he zergs…

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Japan’s cheapest cardboard bed on the market can be yours for about 5,000 yen

The economics of sleeping on cardboard are trickier than you think.

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Pokémon baked goods booming in South Korea, boosted further by BTS

Those BTS guys have impeccable taste.

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Visiting Japan’s trendiest cafeteria, inconveniently located in the heart of Osaka

It’s going to take more than this creepy door to keep us from the cheap food inside.

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NTT wants you to remember the Tohoku Earthquake by remembering the phone numbers of loved ones

Can you remember 11 digits 11 years after 3-11?

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Japan’s favorite anti-piracy mascots become fashion models【Video】

Ah, the classic career path from copyright infringement PSAs to the runway.

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Yamaha designed a brass mouse, and it’s a thing of beauty

I don’t even play a wind instrument and want this.

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Japan’s most state-of-the-art vintage Showa clothing shop opens online

The future of vintage clothing is here!

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Carp Gyoza dumplings coming to Hiroshima supermarkets, probably contain no actual carp

It’s more of a “carp in spirit” kind of thing.

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Major manga convention Jump Festa 2022 to release panels for free viewing with English subtitles

One of Japan’s biggest cons finally opens to the rest of the world.

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