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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Cup Noodle adapts Internet hit song “Kao-don” into new commercial

This commercial is about as addictive as Cup Noodle itself.

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City Councilman Super Crazy Kun’s election victory ruled invalid by commission

Toda City representative vows to fight like super crazy to retain his position.

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Wakayama high school students make life-sized DeLorean time machine replica from scratch

Roads? Where this car is going, they don’t need roads…

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Why do kids in Japan use those large leathery “randoseru” school bags?

A trend a century and a half in the making.

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Japanese police searching for man who stole 1.1 million yen in tiny fish

Suspect clearly knew his fish and just how to catch them.

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7-Eleven to build 7-Eleven in parking lot of another 7-Eleven

Japanese convenience stores have everything, even passive-aggressiveness!

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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All of Tokyo available as a free 3-D scale model right now!

Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, anyone?

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Labor ministry employee power harassed by his own power harassment counselor

Sounds like a sick joke, but really just sick.

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Voice of beloved Japanese kid’s show character speaks out about living with ALS

Kyousei Tsukui’s condition has been rapidly changing, but his spirits are as high as ever.

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Seiji attempts to moonwalk his way out of the curse of Oshimabashi【Haunted Japan】

A legendary curse versus a legendary dance move.

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Japanese supercomputer finds the reason some baseball pitches can suddenly drop near home plate

Why have a supercomputer if you can’t use it to figure out how a two-seamer works?

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Contract bridge: Kobe neighborhood occasionally held hostage by owner of only bridge out

Owner demands 12 million yen from residents for their only way out of the neighborhood.

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Couple rob real estate agent during open house, escape with US$1.84

My sofa cushions steal more than that in an average week.

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Super Nintendo World: The grand opening 【Photos】

Look who’s come down the pipe!

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Super Nintendo World: The food and swag 【Photos】

Feast your eyes on some of the mouthwatering dishes and cuddly merch USJ has to offer.

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Super Nintendo World: The rides and activities 【Photos】

Blow your warp whistle and hop on this whirlwind tour of all that Universal Studios Japan’s newest section has to offer.

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2020: The year of ARASHI that never was

Even ARASHI can’t always get what they want.

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Japan emerges as a backgammon powerhouse in the world

Japan stands increasingly at the forefrontgammon.

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Ban on free plastic forks and spoons drafted by Japan’s Ministry of Environment

First they came for the bags and I said “cool.” Then they came for the spoons and I said “sure, that’s cool too.”

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