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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All Stories by Master Blaster

The Japanese comedian shows Spain what he’s got and narrowly avoids showing them what he’s got down there.

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It’s WAR! Susaki City demands Chiitan suspend all activities over copyright violation

This is an otter travesty.

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Kanagawa man arrested for unlawful licking of hair

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a jail cell?

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Twitter users band together to help find road-rage attacker in Osaka 【Video】

Cyclist threw his bike at a car and repeatedly punched its driver after a horn was beeped.

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Chiitan, the self-injuring otter mascot, to get own animated series

You just can’t keep a good otter down.

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Aichi man discovers he is the legendary “Ghost Trumpeter of Lake Iruka”

One guy’s life suddenly became an M. Night Shyamalan movie.

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Nintendo announces return of Dr. Mario this summer to smartphones worldwide

Everyone’s favorite physician who likes to get high from mushrooms is back!

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Let’s make some French cuisine using two bucks worth of junk food from the convenience store!

This dish made with a cheese stick and Pringles pairs well with a nice Auvergne red.

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Official Tokyo Olympic volunteer nickname chosen by the public, public doesn’t seem to like it

Despite winning with a total of 16,187 votes, the remaining 126,980,511 aren’t overly enthused about the chosen nickname.

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Up-and-coming manzai comedian robots AIchan and GONta adorably work on their material

These plucky little bots use AI to generate comedy bits on the topic of your choice.

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Grab a chocolate chili mustard hotdog at Salon du Chocolat this month!

Now is a very limited chance to experience this unholy marriage of flavors.

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“Art” or “just lazy?” Tokyo art exhibition poster debated

Some people may not know art, but they know what they hate.

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Naked waterslide found in Toyama bathhouse, all-you-can-slide for $5

The freedom of naked watersliding may be fun in theory, but in practice…

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Osaka police on the lookout for guy calling himself “Tights World”

It’s the burning question on everyone’s lips: Who is Tights World?

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Can you guess what celebrity snuck into this Japanese Coming of Age Day photo?

Twitter user’s fun experiment in style grabs the attention of the actual celebrity photoshopped into the image above.

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Chiitan the otter rejected as mascot character for Japan’s Susaki City due to reckless behavior

That adorable otter just took one too many blows to the head for the liking of city residents and officials.

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Massive 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) rice ball on sale in Japan, perfect for eating or self-defense

Reasonably priced and perfect for those who enjoy their snacks comically large.

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Ibaraki Prefecture marketing chief regarding their capital city: “Mito sucks! Die!”

Who knew Ibaraki was so punk?

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Get your money Mizuho Bank customers! All ATMs are taking the long weekend off

In Japan, even cash-dispensing machines need a little R&R sometimes.

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Japanese version of 24 in production, set to air in 2020

The following article takes place between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Events occur in real time.

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