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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Modern legend Tiger Mask returns, donates 55 handmade face masks to rural government workers

Japan’s muscular embodiment of human kindness pays a visit to a small town in Chiba.

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28-year-old sumo wrestler dies after contracting coronavirus

“Like the fighter he was, he tenaciously fought against the illness until the very end.”

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ANA unveils robot avatar shopper at boutique in Oita

Robots let us peruse the aisles of clothing stores from anywhere in the world.

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Japanese government proposes cyborgs and robotic avatars for all by 2050

Above diagram suggests Vegeta suits may be involved as well.

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Japanese coder finds perfect way to incorporate ads into games

Tired of games with annoying ads? How about one where the ads are the game?

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SoraNews24 founder straps 20-pound device to back to keep crotch dry

A story about pleasing your boss.

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Japanese snack maker puts wrong genus of flower on package, rewards customer who noticed

Luckily, Lunch Pack takes their botany very seriously and corrected the mistake.

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How well do you know your Japanese vending machines?【Quiz】

They’re everywhere and we use them every day, but how well do we really know them?

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Almost certainly the best fermented Japanese soybean pencil case ever made is here

If you can find a better natto pencil case, we’d love to see it.

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Limited edition Evangelion Asuka Telecasters on sale this June

Get in the damn groove, Shinji!

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Garden eels in Japanese aquarium are forgetting humans and need your help!

Help the eels remember us by gawking at them from your own home.

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Help Japan’s dairy industry in style, using 100-yen milk carton covers

Make your milk cartons ready for whatever formal event may arise.

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SoraNews24’s first article written entirely by an AI

The future is here, and it’s weird.

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Japanese McNuggets now come with creamy corn sauce, we attempt a potage with it

A new creamy delight for your next box of “McNugg.”

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The sad reason this Osaka supermarket couldn’t sell out of two-yen masks

Hard lives are only getting harder.

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Japanese Red Cross releases important video on dealing with COVID-19 in a different way

In evading the virus, you might find yourself infected with something worse.

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A talk with the man who helped bring Studio Ghibli to the west, Steve Alpert【Interview】

An inside look at Studio Ghibli at a crucial time in its history.

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Tiny fish-shaped soy sauce bottles repurposed for sanitizers

What could possibly go wrong?

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Liven up your next party with cookies in the shape of giant sunflower seeds

There’s never been a better time to learn how to make one.

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Okinawan man arrested for buying cigarettes with currency of the dead

Poor exchange rate with the metaphysical plane was not enough to cover his pack of smokes.

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