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 appoints Hatsune Miku as corona countermeasure spokesperson

Her artificially generated voice will be a crucial instrument in disseminating information.

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Nara police on the lookout for man who peed his pants

Authorities fear he may do it again.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist’s treatments yield major advancement in skin transplantation

At least he hasn’t been a complete waste of oxygen this whole time.

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New self-driving buses testing across Japan let you pay with your face

No more worrying about having exact change, but more worrying about having plastic surgery.

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Can’t go to conveyor belt sushi? Major Japanese chain will bring the conveyor belt to you!

Two chefs will also come to your place of choosing, as long as it’s big enough.

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Nearly half of survey respondents in Japan feel healthier since before COVID-19

A widespread health crisis served as a wake-up call to many people’s own personal health crises.

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SoraNews24 founder develops effective yet inexpensive COVID-19 guards for restaurants

It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, and I’m not just saying that because he signs my cheques.

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Sugar-free beer coming from Kirin this October

Now we just need some sugar-free skittles and we’re set.

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Uber Eats delivers movie theater popcorn at certain Tokyo and Chiba locations

Real movie popcorn taste at real movie popcorn prices, right to your door!

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Back to the Future II-style weather forecasts developed by Japanese universities

New system can provide highly accurate 30-minute rain forecasts that update in real-time.

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Osaka’s giant pufferfish may be saved by neighboring business

A new hope for the threatened fugu.

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Japanese convenience store chain begins testing remote controlled robot staff in Tokyo

Don’t be alarmed if you see a pair of optic sensors peeking from behind the beverage rack.

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Japan government to fine up to one million yen for anyone harboring illegal alien crayfish

Officials have had enough of these foreign crustaceans abusing our weak border security.

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Completely unmanned 24-hours clothing store found in Tokyo

Behold the future of retail!

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Theft victim uses social media to catch suspects, suspects use social media to convict selves

Instacrime and Punishment.

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Mystery stink haunts Kanagawa Prefecture, worries seismologist

The cause of the foul odor is unknown, but when does anything good cause a foul odor?

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Shizuoka City orders mysterious torii of unknown origin torn down, sparks concern that a horror movie is beginning

Local government finds new way to invite misery to 2020.

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Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh fan makes authentic, functional Millennium Puzzle and it’s a thing of beauty

This 3D-printed puzzle looks and acts so much like the real thing, you may get possessed by an ancient game master.

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Osaka burglar arrested because he couldn’t find a mask during shortage

Even thieves are feeling the pinch of COVID-19.

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Event held to watch noodles go down a long water slide, but no noodle eating allowed

Ain’t no noodle party like a Shimane noodle party.

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