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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Cost of uneaten ehomaki sushi rolls in 2022 estimated to be over one billion yen

A brief lesson in eho-nomics.

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2021 Magademy Award nominees announced, celebrating excellence in being a manga character

A total of 17 manga stars were chosen by fans in four categories.

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How does the 100-yen “Scoon” match up against the celebrated 2,000-yen Sugakiya Ramen Fork?

High-performance spork action.

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Free ultra-low-res stock art website launched by former Nintendo designer

Free post-modern solutions for the digital world.

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Everyone in the office works together to make a “Dark Ehomaki Sushi Roll” for Setsubun

The office that makes sushi together, stays together.

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Elderly Kyoto man detained by police for three hours because of hammer in his car

Stop! Hammer crime!

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We brave the winter with the lowest-rated gloves from Amazon Japan

Do low ratings and low temperatures go hand in hand?

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Authentic Japanese sword letter openers available through crowdfunding

Live by the sword, open mail by the sword.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu bento sold for 10th anniversary tour

Waiter, there’s kawaii in my food.

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way: The first driving test a few more times

Third time isn’t such a charm after all.

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JR East to equip trains station staff with bodycams to protect them from attacks

Violent drunks better smile for the camera from now on.

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Sushi restaurant in Tokyo serves up a plate of “old guy” for only 200 yen

Once you try “old guy,” you’ll never go back.

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Four train stations in Tokyo installed free groundwater pumps available 24-7

Well, there you go.

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70-year-old arrested after brawl with over 10 bikers

Age ain’t nothing but the number of people you can fight at once.

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Major Japanese bread producer begins selling croissants and cakes made from silkworms

Insect foods are on a roll.

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Two men hit by woman falling out of window… who was looking at another man who fell off rooftop

Luckily, everyone involved is expected to pull through.

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New instant ramen from Acecook really puts the “carb” in “carbonara”

Two meals for the price of a really cheap one.

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Miyagi restaurant refuses to accept customers’ money after tsunami warning evacuation

Company’s policy is to place human life above all else.

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Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A pop-up cafe to open in Akihabara

Don’t forget to press “select” too if you bring a friend.

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64-page book about panda butts selling out fast in Japan

I like pan-da butts and I cannot lie.

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