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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Posted by Master Blaster

Olympic media dismayed by their subpar and overpriced food and drink

Let the price gouging begin!

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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to review opening ceremony…that’s scheduled for tomorrow night

This doesn’t bode well.

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Guilt-free snacking with 129-calorie bags of faux fried pork Innocent Tonkatsu

Your mouth will never be lonely again.

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Cornelius resigns from Olympics, suddenly pulled from Sony webpage and NHK shows too

It must have been something he said.

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Drunk droning arrest first of its kind in Aichi Prefecture

Friends don’t let friends fly tiny helicopters drunk.

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How many rare coins are in our pile of 100,000 one-yen coins?

One-in-100,000 to find a rare coin seem like reasonable odds.

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Saga Prefecture celebrates SaGa Frontier Remastered with SaGa Bath campaign

It makes more sense in Japanese.

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Traditional Japanese ceramics given new life in AR, delivered straight to your web browser for free

Add a touch of class to your home or video game.

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South Korean university develops toilet that converts poop to power and pays you for “deposits”

Quite possibly the greatest invention ever.

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Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time

The super crazy nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen barge into Young Guitar magazine

When you’re Yngwie Malmsteen, you don’t need an invitation… even if you aren’t him.

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Ocean’s 11: heist of over 2M yen in sea cucumbers thwarted by Japanese coast guard

Like they always say, stealing sea cucumbers doesn’t pay.

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Hokkaido senior secretly gets four doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The refreshing taste of the COVID-19 vaccine kept him coming back for more.

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Nagoya man driving stolen Lexus RX steals Lexus LX

Brand loyalty among thieves.

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Ibaraki woman arrested for attacking Olympic torch with water gun

And not just any water gun; it was a Fancy & Toy Tonari.

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Giant “mini” shumai full of normal shumai dumplings sold at Kiyoken

We heard you like shumai….

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Japanese politician Skull Reaper A-ji sues city for refusing to show his masked face

Oita City Councilman’s struggle to wear his masks with pride has grown into a hellacious slobberknocker of litigation.

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World Record? Japanese trainer holds gym for 1,422 days and counting in Pokémon GO

We hear the tragic tale of a Blissey sent to fight overseas for nearly four years.

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Statue of comedian Ken Shimura erected a year after death from COVID-19

A tribute to his contributions to Japanese comedy and culture.

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Beat the heat with “chilled katsudon,” fried pork cutlet served with rice in ice-cold broth

The great taste of ice and fried pork – together at last!

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