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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Tuna-can-shaped Super Super Super Big Cushions, and more coming to crane games in Japan

Super Super Super Big Cushions can only be won in a contest but come with a month’s supply of Sea Chicken!

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Multi-orchestra video game music festival to be held at the online Tokyo Game Show 2021

TGS2021 is making the best of yet another online convention.

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Tokyo acid attack suspect caught in Okinawa, was victim’s senpai in university club

More details of the crime emerge, but the question of “why” remains.

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Russian man who swam to Japan was reportedly kicked out of Japan in 2011 for visa violation

The authorities probably know who he is, but now the question becomes what to do with him.

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We recreate the KFC-Kenya-exclusive Nyama Nyama Burger in Japan【SoraKitchen】

Double your pleasure, double your fun, with the great taste of a double-nyama bun.

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Kim Jong-un summoned to appear in Tokyo District Court

It doesn’t hurt to ask.

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Sapporo man attempts to rob store with lighter, goes as you’d expect

A story on the lighter side of crime.

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Osaka pachinko parlor volunteers to become public vaccination center

The machines will be turned off at the time, so no need for earplugs.

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Gold-medal-biting Japanese mayor scribbles letter of apology to staff

It’s the lack of thought that counts.

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How to make the largest taiyaki fish-shaped sweet bean pancake in the world

Not your ordinary tall fish tale.

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Osaka man arrested for smearing poo on teen’s backpack

Suspect claims stress from work and divorce as the reason.

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Man claiming to be Russian who swam to Japan seeking asylum appears in Hokkaido town

What would drive someone to swim between countries?

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Team behind Paralympic opening ceremony kept secret for fear of past scandals coming to light

Once bitten, twice shy.

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Electronic grandchild “Ami-chan” developed by Takara Tomy

The future of grandparenting is now!

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Cup Noodle celebrates 50th birthday with Cup Noodle pouches

Handbags available in your choice of regular, seafood, or chili tomato.

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Yamazaki Bakery once again donates bread to evacuation centers at almost inhuman speeds

Thousands of pies and buns arrive at facilities within hours of asking.

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The 10 best spicy foods for 2021 as chosen by our Tokyo writer

Start pouring the milk, because it’s heating up in Japan.

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Cup Noodle flavored Umaibo snacks coming, but getting one is a little tricky

A little luck might be needed to get your favorite.

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Why a Nagasaki graveyard is one of the best places in Japan to find a seat

When your feet are killing you, rest in peace at the cemetery!

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Enjoy the pleasure of endless bubble wrap with Infinity Bubble Wrap AIR

The future of stress relief is now.

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