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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Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down

Although walking is common practice, support for banning it is strong online.

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Oita woman loses lawsuit and pays damages without ever knowing she’d been sued

A frightening case of using the legal system to commit robbery.

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We try out the hot new social media app that everyone’s talking about, Crabhouse!

It’s…a little different than we were expecting.

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Government worker leaves water running for a month, forced to pay half the 6,000,000-yen bill

Employee forgets to turn off the water, but did employers forget to turn on labor laws?

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Councilman Super Crazy Kun begins work, but considerably less crazy looking

You don’t have to be super crazy to serve on the city council, but it helps.

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Common ramen ingredient found highly effective at clearing up radioactive contamination

Ramen-loving researcher mixes business with pleasure.

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49-year-old comedian can identify any Pretty Cure figure blindfolded

He must be healin’ pretty good about himself now.

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Unlike real-life counterpart, Tokyo 2020 Olympics video game is going remarkably smoothly

New updates over next two months, free of charge and misogyny!

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Drum roll please…Touchscreen rhythm game controller to begin crowdfunding

New peripheral lets you bang away without worrying about your screen.

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Some of Japan’s COVID-19 contact tracing apps haven’t been working since last September

It’s not like we needed it or anything.

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Super Crazy Kun wins seat in Toda City Council election

And what a long super-crazy ride it’s been.

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Hot spring in Gunma Prefecture found to reduce COVID-19 infectivity by over 90 percent

A disinfectant so good you could bathe in it.

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Nissin develops instant-yakisoba-flavored instant yakisoba UFO【Taste Test】

The alpha and omega of special-edition flavors.

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Subway rivals a traditional Japanese sushi roll with its own traditional Japanese BLT

Jared out, luck in!

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Rice made out of soybeans is coming

Finally, a rice for vegetaria… Hey, wait a minute.

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Guesthouse owner arrested for slashing guest who sprinkled too much pepper on his own food

Assault and pepper.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of half-price stickers at Japanese supermarkets

One person’s bargain is another’s burden.

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Man arrested after refusing to wear mask on a plane refuses to wear mask in custody

At least he’s consistent.

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Not-guilty verdict for man in women’s restroom, he had to go so bad it clouded his judgement

The laws of nature supersede those of society.

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Boxer Kazuto Ioka in trouble for showing tattoos during match, flips off association in response

Ioka and friends declare: “Tattoo culture is best.”

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