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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Dozens of Peppers and Spots join forces for a creepy robot 7th inning stretch spectacular

Take me out of this ball game♫

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White is so 2019, LED light-up face masks a hit on Japanese crowdfunding site

We all knew this was coming, right?

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Seiji gets his first royalty payment for his music from JASRAC

If you can’t beat them, join them and get royalties.

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Tokyo man arrested for his very tiny guns

Pair of key chains deemed lethal by authorities.

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Aichi man arrested again after having slashed over 1,000 women’s tires to get to know them better

Suspect simply can’t stop attempting to meet women in the worst possible way.

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36 Views of The Mount Fuji Bar【Photos】

Eat your heart out Hokusai.

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Japan’s hot-spring capital Beppu made quite possibly the best tourism video ever

Who new hot springs could be so cinematic?

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Kyoto’s annual giant mountain bonfire displays drastically reduced in 2020

Gozan no Okuribi organizers strike a balance between tradition and safety.

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Leading Japanese snack maker to continue teleworking, stop transferring people from own families

Welcome to the present, Calbee!

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Tokyo gubernatorial candidate strips naked in televised campaign speech

Candidate exercises right to wear poop-stained diaper on head during address.

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eSports facility for senior citizens set to open in Kobe

Must be over 60 to apply for a membership.

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Japan’s greatest shirtless comedian Egashira 2:50 honored in new capsule toy line

You know you’ve made it in Japan when they make a series of capsule toys out of you.

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Demon Slayer themed okonomiyaki coming this July

Dohtonbori to undertake a daring new anime okonomiyaki tie-in.

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Satolgo 12: “The Sardine Gambit”

Commemorative sardine pack celebrates Japan’s deadliest assassin. We celebrate the second deadliest.

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Japan’s “strongest roach killer” is frighteningly effective… We mean FRIGHTENINGLY effective

Fumakilla promises to kill all roaches in your home, but you have to ask yourself if that’s what you really want.

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Bento shop staff punished part-timer by piercing her nose, cutting all hair off, and more

Attackers’ twisted, violent tendencies have resulted in third arrest in as many months.

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Kyoto man arrested after clerk mishears him say “I have SARS.”

Wrongfully accused man also loses job after being labelled as “the SARS guy.”

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Toyama Prefectural University able to locate potential COVID-19 clusters from raw sewage

You too might be able to save lives just by staying regular!

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SoraNews24 staff smells boss’ unwashed socks that have been worn for five-days straight

Look, we don’t come to your job and question everything that you do.

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Toilet paper miracle ends 11 harrowing minutes in a Harajuku McDonald’s restroom

A valuable lesson for us all in our reporter’s darkest fraction of an hour.

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