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

Working at Osaka shrimp company has only one rule: Don’t do any work that you don’t want to do

Working hours at this shrimp processing and packaging plant are outlined as: “Whenever the heck you feel like it.”

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Man released on drug charges because police wouldn’t let him use the toilet

Officers found in violation of our inalienable right to go potty.

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Salt and Pepper Gourmet Beer VS just putting salt and pepper in beer yourself【Taste test】

We find out if it enjoying salt and pepper in a beer is best left to the professionals or not.

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9 million yen awarded to convenience store from man for over 11,000 hours of unauthorized parking

But will a man who ignored years of warnings bother heeding a court order?

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Face-to-cheesy-face with the Marugoto Camembert Burger from Dom Dom

It’s an Atkins dream come true in the form of two all-beef patties inside a pair of camembert cheese slabs.

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Tokyo police arrest teen for having knife 2mm too long, released because type of knife mistaken

You call that a kiridashi knife? Seriously, I can’t tell.

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Sure eel flavored potato chips are great, but here’s a recipe that’ll make them even better!

Try this life hack to get the most out your eel chips

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Hokkaido woman arrested for stealing 1.9 million yen from convenience store in broad daylight

Bold but non-violent robbery says a lot about the way convenience stores operate.

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Mr. Sato goes fishing for compliments with the new Harajuku fashion: A fishing vest?!?

Mr. Sato always thought he was out of fashion. Turned out he was just way ahead of it.

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Take on Godzilla yourself in virtual reality at new attractions in Osaka and Tokyo

New VR Zone attraction lets you take on Godzilla in an attack chopper… Good luck with that.

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Let’s find the Japanese full-face visor best suited for your grandmother or handmaiden

No mature woman’s ensemble would be complete without their own Imperial Guard mask.

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Walking under the ocean between two of Japan’s main islands via the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel

If you want an unforgettable way to go between Kyushu and Honshu, look no further.

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Madame Tussauds in Tokyo offering free Kim Jong-un haircuts for one day only!

It’s a barbershop so crazy they’re actually giving away Kim Jong-un haircuts!

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X Japan’s Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to disaster relief after western Japan’s torrential rain

One more step in the musician and band’s mission to help children in pain.

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Mr. Sato may be only person on Earth who really liked the film “Armageddon of the Dead”

Mr. Sato revisits and reviews the 2012 classic that critics called “a confusing mess” and “so much unwanted junk.”

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Japanese graves and Shinto shrines under attack by bears for their sweet, sweet honey

It’s as if bears have no regard for religious symbolism.

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New Mega Man cartoon to premiere, Japanese fans understandably apprehensive

Come on guys, it’s not like they’re going to make Mega Man a hoarse chubby baby with a speaking disorder…twice.

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Student penalized for writing the number “4” the “wrong” way on worksheet

And in the process learns a lot about life.

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Lovely singer belts out classic X Japan song in commercial, complaints flood in

New ad is perfect example of too much of a good thing.

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“Uncle Nipples” being held in connection with recent nipple rubbing incident

Former internet meme returns to the spotlight and appears as fond of his own areolae as ever.

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