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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All Stories by Master Blaster

Leading toy maker in Japan releases DIY mayo-making machines

We take the Ultimate MYO for a spin and see if it truly is the limit of mayonnaise makers.

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Japan Rail baffled by man who jumped onto tracks and disappeared

Mystery man caused a 30 minute delay of service.

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Japanese man discovers his grandmother’s door plays The Terminator theme song

There’s music all around us-eerily unsettling music.

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Nagoya teens arrested for pooping off the roof of building, posting video on net

The literal and proverbial s#&t has hit the fan for one pair of boys.

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Japan’s Plus Flow suits engineered to fight “business trip burnout”

These suits claim to not only hold up while traveling, but help you feel healthier during trips as well.

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Cup Noodle makers successfully create lab-grown diced steak with authentic texture

It may not look much like steak, but researchers say it will taste just as good.

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Smooth Mayonnaise Pudding served up in honor of Kewpie’s 100th anniversary

Mayo-themed cafe open in Tokyo for a very limited time.

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Here comes a new T-Shirt! Uniqlo Street Fighter II and V shirts

Next time you dismantle a car with punches and kicks, do it in one of these neat champion edition shirts.

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Tokyo man arrested for stealing work boots from a poultry factory because they turn him on

Suspect gives a bad name to all lovers of disgusting boots.

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Mr. Sato gets dazzled by multicolored poop at the Poo Museum in Yokohama

Everybody (loves) poops.

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Picture of a pufferfish vomiting water is the Japanese Internet’s newest darling

It’s certainly not without its charm.

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Japanese Internet mythbusting: Can a corn dog soaking in energy drink charge a smartphone?

It’s a SoraScience experiment as we test out a piece of viral Internet trivia from Japan.

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Taiwan’s Pokémon Go granddad is still at it and now has twice as many phones

What? Uncle Pokémon is evolving!

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Yamagata police tell residents not to worry about knife-wielding man roaming the streets

Move along folks, nothing to see here.

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High pollen levels in Eastern Japan create pretty rainbow suns

It probably doesn’t make the suffering any better, but it’s very pretty nonetheless.

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A friendly reminder from Japan Rail to please refrain from spitting in the face of staff

Apparently this is a thing that happens enough that JR East decided to print up posters about it.

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Naked man arrested for public nudity denies charges: “I was training.”

Is he a drunken master or just drunk again?

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Mr. Sato gets blown away by Wasabeef wasabi gyoza in Shibuya

Wasabeef chips and gyoza are two great tastes, but do they go great together?

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Do you see the anime hero everyone else is seeing in this can of paprika?

It’s totally him, right?

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Eating a bag of Rhino Beetles from Kumamoto’s bug-food vending machine【Taste test】

Our intrepid reporter completely loses his cool biting into the sizable bugs.

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