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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Hut Day is just around the corner in Japan…or is it Hat Day?

Huppy Hut Duy!

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Man who took entire town’s COVID-19 money now out of jail and turning life around

A rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-Internet-fame story.

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Saitama man’s 7M-yen Rolex stolen after leaving it alone with “potential buyer” for two minutes

Watch out!

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Foreign Lawson employees claim unfair treatment such as forced sushi and Christmas cake purchases

Ehomaki are great, but it’s important to buy them on our own terms.

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Oshi stick for taking photos of photos of your favorite celebs and characters, selling at Daiso

Works great for dolls, figures, and models too.

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Major telecom company to give 200-yen apology payouts to 35M people

Now, don’t go spending it all in one place, folks.

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Line of Japanese-smelling watches sold through Japan Post Office

Wear your love of a certain Japanese scent on your sleeve.

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First-ever carbon-neutral sake coming in October

Sip some sustainable sake soon.

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Autonomous beverage and snack car now testing in Chiba City

It’s like some kind of vending mechanical robot or something!

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Yokohama’s “Manhole Actress” becomes spokesperson for city’s sewage system

Popular Kamen Rider villain takes on a new fight.

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Japanese soccer team fined 20 million yen because fans’ cheering violated COVID-19 guidelines

Fine was the highest in the football league’s history.

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Yoshinoya giving away free swag through new point campaign, but you may have to eat a lot for it

Do you have what it takes to get the coveted Yoshinoya sauna set?

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Japanese craft brewery and tech company to simulate making beer on Moon and Mars

Get ready for some out-of-this world beer.

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Seiji cosplays as the hot new mascot Myaku-Myaku using only 100-yen products

Never has a man worn panties, wrapping paper, and balloons so well.

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69-year-old Tokyo man arrested for driving without a license for over 50 years

Senior failed license test six times and decided to license himself.

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500-Step Soccer: A new sport from Mizuno and World Yuru Sports Association

Improve your game 500 steps at a time.

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We investigate the half-priced beer at Sushiro that everyone is angry about

Righteous indignation or an overreaction?

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Takoyaki Party and Italian fully-loaded rice balls coming to NewDays for a limited time

Convenience store’s giant demon balls show their softer side.

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We buy the lowest-rated sexy pillow on Amazon Japan

Don’t buy a sexy pillow without doing your homework.

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Crowdfunding success for handmade formalwear masks in samurai’s favorite color

Look like victory with Kacciro.

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