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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Japanese tabloid puts out Lemon Sour with 13 percent alcohol【Taste test】

Extra! Extra! Drink all about it!

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What’s it like to work as a hearse driver in Japan?【Interview】

Making a living from driving the dead around.

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SoraNews24 formally apologizes for recent misunderstanding with crows in nearby park

We eat crow and apologize to some crows.

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Koikeya giving snackers a chance to compare chips made from potatoes in 3 Japanese regions

Taste all of Japan by tasting all of its potatoes.

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Our writer gets enticed by AliExpress’s reading-in-the-dark glasses…but do they really work?

Masanuki is drawn to high-beam eyes like a moth to a flame.

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Ishikawa latest prefecture to join those with Pokémon manhole lids across Japan

When it comes to Japanese prefectures, Pokémon’s gotta cap ’em all.

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Yakuza member arrested for not picking up dog poop

Everyone knows the yakuza don’t take any crap.

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Naked mole-rats aren’t naked any more thanks to a new line of Japanese capsule toys

The next step is to get them to iron the shirts.

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Universal Studios Japan lifts ban on hugging, high-fiving mascots

Let’s hug it out at USJ.

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Kobe man arrested after threatening driving school with 1,500 origami cranes

Reminds me of the time I was threatened with 99 luftballoons.

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Testing the automatic jump rope spinner from Akihabara’s Thanko

Coordination and fitness are just a hop, step, and jump away.

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In search of the fabled Mario mushroom ice cream treat

Thank you Mario! But our ice cream is in another box!

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Kodansha’s K Manga app launches with 60 English simupubs among 400 titles

Oh, K Manga!

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City in Nagano offers super cheap taxi fares to seniors who give up licenses and disabled people

Ina City makes senior drivers an offer they can’t refuse.

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10 million yen in cash found garbage, now belongs to city of Sapporo

The city plans to reuse instead of recycle.

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We try a half-drunk bottle of tea that’s been sitting on the balcony since last summer 【Taste test】

Can we tempt you with some vintage 2022 tea?

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Yakuza members arrested for going to baseball game

Take me out at the ballgame.

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Popular Tokyo donut shop I’m donut? poised to take on the Mr. Donut empire【Taste test】

Is there enough room in Japan for two personified donut chains?

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Aichi man arrested for failing to steal very large donation box from Shinto shrine

Karma police, arrest this man.

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Can our writers tell the difference between cheesecake from a luxury hotel and a factory?

It ain’t easy eating cheesy cake.

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