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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Tasting the Top 5 Lunch Packs in Japan at Yamazaki Plaza in Chiba Prefecture

Join us on a pilgrimage to the mecca of Lunch Packs.

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Kyoto City official arrested for bribery with old-timey gold coin

Arrgh, me corruption’ll cost ye a shiny gold doubloon!

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Can a 42-year-old straight guy get into Boys’ Love manga? Let’s find out at MangaPlaza

They say you can’t teach an old dog new homoerotic literature.

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Behold! It’s a rare 7-Eleven “Grand Opening Commemorative Lucky Bag”

They say that to simply gaze upon one is lucky.

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Hinnyari Snack Time for cats helps pets look cool and stay cool

All the cool cats in Japan have one.

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Ukraine chapters from manga “If There Is Conflict, Call Hatta” released for free online

The geopolitical series hopes to educate people on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Gamer sake Gaming Rainbow coming this spring, cans illustrated by past and present greats

Proving once again that there’s nothing you can’t make gaming and/or gamer.

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Hokkaido man found naked in laundromat in middle of the night

The Emperor’s Birthday new clothes.

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Business trends suggest young Japanese people just aren’t into jeans any more

Blue jeans are not their lovers.

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Tokyo ramen chain brings the heat with Carolina Reaper miso soup

Come on, baby. Don’t fear the reaper.

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We Pokémon GO to Utsunomiya City for some Pokétourism

Join us on a Polywhirlwind tour of Utsunomiya.

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Japan’s favorite edible roots now in eraser form, and sexy eraser form!

Some like mistakes hot.

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Email spam exhibition held online by Japanese telecom giant

Finally, an exhibition for con artists.

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Exquisite Fist of the North Star shochu set on sale for limited time

Shochu and ceramics so good, your head will explode.

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“Every police station in Kanagawa accepting funeral home bribes,” according to former officer

Defendant in bribery case claims he’s far from alone.

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Chiba man arrested for writing “Amazon!” on Shinto shrine

Looks like he’s either really happy or really angry about online retail.

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TVs that don’t show TV selling out fast in Japan

Electronics complete with onboard existential crises.

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Senior in Takaoka City arrested for stealing up to 50 tanuki statues

Suspect seemed to have an insatiable desire for tanuki.

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Check out these capsule toy replica old-timey bicycle locks…for some reason?

All the thrills of locking a bicycle in the palm of your hand.

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Pringles can drink bottles on sale at Japanese bookstores and convenience stores

Once you pop, you can’t stop…pouring hot drinks.

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