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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Are high-stakes capsule machines better at Japan’s highway service areas?

A more elegant way to gamble.

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Haunted homicidal hide and seek in a rugby stadium coming to Osaka this summer

You’re it!

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Let’s cook up some noodles measuring 3.6 meters (12 feet) in length!【SoraKitchen】

The noodles pictured above are still folded in half.

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One Piece Day 2023 coming to Tokyo Big Sight and online with English interpretation

The perfect pirate party.

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Izumofarm’s Pure Pudding has a clever way of ensuring purity

It’s pretty pure purin pudding.

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Boy band Ae! group brings their A-game to music, acting, science, welding, and more【Interview】

We sit down and talk pop with Kansai’s rising boy band stars.

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90 minutes of all-you-can-drink alcohol for 550 yen at revolving sushi restaurant Koma Sushi

With this deal, the sushi won’t be the only thing swirling around the room.

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Ice cream cakes splattered in ink marks Splatoon’s return to Baskin Robins in Japan

Three is the magic number this time around.

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Taiwanese Peppered Pork Buns sold in Tokyo are packed with layers of flavor

They had us at “peppered,” but everything else is even better.

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Back-to-back airings of the movie Titanic put Fuji TV in hot water

Too soon?

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Robot-operated soba stand in Tokyo is too busy for its machine chef to keep up with

A sobering soba experience.

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Japan’s popular Moonlight brand begins selling broken cookies

That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

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Remembering the Great White Butt of Japan’s early Edo period

A tale of butts and death.

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A friendly reminder not to accidentally get squid sperm in your mouth, it hurts

Even after they die, squids have a frightening way to get the last laugh.

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Shedding some light on the crazy bright flashlights advertised on Twitter

These lights promise to kill darkness with extreme prejudice.

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Crystal Rock Cakes from Tokyo and Kyoto taste as elegant as they look

Have your crystals and eat them too.

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Trying out Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated fireworks with 60 consecutive shots

Sparks fly with this much-maligned piece of pyrotechnics.

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Testing out the hardhat with a solar-powered fan we found on a Twitter ad

We once again buy suspicious-looking stuff on the Internet so you don’t have to.

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Teen sushi terrorist’s Sushiro lawsuit could go up to 160 million yen

Millions in acrylic for a cruel lick.

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Burgers soaked in a plate of hot cheese served at American Diner Andra in Tokyo

It is easy being cheesy.

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