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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Medical university in Tokushima honors student for his gaming

And I have yet to hear from my alma mater…

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Let’s celebrate Good Spouse Day by dressing up as our partners!

What? Only us? So be it then.

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Surprisingly strong Hokkaido woman arrested for poking holes in 13 expensive melons with finger

“You’re already unsellable.”

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Kyoto man arrested for opening packs of Demon Slayer key chains until finding one he wanted

But who’s the real demon here?

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Ikeda City mayor pledges to pay about six bucks in restitution for installing sauna in his office

It’s not about the principle. It’s the money.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Egg’wich in Osaka

Adventures in gluten-free burgers.

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Face mask distributer imprisoned in sex shop by yakuza for 11 hours

All in a day’s work for a medical supply dealer.

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Fukuoka woman drives through front of convenience store because she really needed to pee

Sometimes, peeing your pants is better.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…is flying away in a hot-air balloon

Osaka’s winter illumination goes to new heights.

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Best Masknist Award 2020 held to honor pioneers in Japanese mask fashion

It just dawned on me that “new normal” is an oxymoron.

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NPB player sparks controversy by not letting a retiring pitcher strike him out

A touching tribute to a player’s career or insult to the sport?

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Nissin develops revolution in chewiness with 8-minute instant udon made with “mochi wheat”

“Instant” is relative.

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Spike in empty houses calling the fire department in Akita City baffles authorities

The call is coming from inside the phone!

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Can a Tokyo hair salon change Mr. Sato into Joe Biden?

Our favorite hair stylist’s skills are certainly no malarkey.

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Head of kindergarten arrested for spitting on elementary students who were in his way

What was he supposed to do? Talk to them?!

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Exploring the tastes and textures of Forbidden Yukimi Toast【SoraKitchen】

Combination of two popular Japanese brands promise a “forbidden” level of tenderness.

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Godzilla vs. Dry Indoor Air

Let them fight.

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Nagoya University develops rice plant that grows pure sugar

Would a rice by any other genome taste as sweet?

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Demon Slayer Tamagotchi on sale now, preorders for 9 more types on the way

Raise your own Pillar of the secret society of demon slayers.

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Let’s practice some non-toxic masculinity with Japanese pro-wrestler anti-bacterial face masks

It doesn’t get more manly than having a guy’s oiled chest on your mouth.

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