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

Producer Masi Oka announces first Japanese actor in Netflix Death Note movie

Well, you’ve got to start somewhere…

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Check out how this huge chunk of U.S. beef looks after using our rice cooker roasting technique!

Usher in the holiday season with a huge mound of “rice cooker roast beef” using our all-too-easy recipe.

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We try all-you-can-eat raw eggs for 730 yen, turns out to be way better than it sounds

Eggs with white yolks and citrus scents are among the luxurious offerings on deck at this all-you-can-eat deal in Tokyo.

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Great news: New study shows beer may help curb Alzheimer’s

If you’re looking to stave off dementia, it’s Miller time!

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Fukuoka amusement park draws anger for skating atop 5,000 sea creatures frozen in ice

SpaceWorld’s “Aquarium of Ice” has been under fire by animal rights supporters for their unique attraction. But is it really all that it seems?

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the comedy stylings of Vladimir Putin 【Video】

Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his playful side by only making a veiled threat against neighboring countries.

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Japanese gamers anxious to get hands on South Korea’s latest hit: Destiny Child 【Pics, Videos】

You really ought to check out the video, because screenshots don’t do justice to this visually impressive game for Android and iOS devices.

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All aboard the Kobe Disco Train! Runs from Tanigami to Okaba Station with a stop at Funkytown

If the name is any indication, the Kobe Disco Train promises to be a more uptempo and commercially viable version of a soul train.

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We try Japan’s new “wet potato chips” — A moist revolution or soggy defeat?

Snack food company Calbee is playing with fire by expecting people to swallow their new concept potato chips: “Wet Potato, Moist Mild Soy Sauce Flavor.”

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Two men arrested for extorting over three million yen from someone they saw taking upskirt video

The two suspects are seen as the latest entrepreneurs in Japan’s burgeoning field of “Voyeur Hunting.”

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This Kentucky Fried Chicken Day we investigate the rumored “custom ordering”

We discover that it is possible to order thighs, breasts, or whatever piece of chicken you want in your bucket of Original Recipe KFC, but there are rules.

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Mr. Sato gets surprised with the Mr. Sato Car for his birthday

Usually people would be happy to get a car for their birthday, but in this case we were giving Mr. Sato even odds that he might punch us.

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Beep beep! Mr. Sato Car coming through! 【Pics】

You might see RocketNews24’s itasha, the Mr. Sato Car, driving through your neighborhood. Just follow the sounds of people retching!

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Top 3 most feared customers according to former phone sales rep

Who beats out religious proponents and yakuza for the most feared customer to encounter at a mobile phone counter?

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Elderly motorists in Japan given option to “graduate from driving” to prevent accidents

The government probably does realize they aren’t fooling anyone with this.

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What is the hottest age group for women? Our Japanese writer investigates

RocketNews24’s P.K. Sanjun goes in search of the overall ages where women are at their hottest. His finds both surprised him and proved a little controversial.

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Man found innocent of molesting charges by claiming he was pickpocketing

Suspect denies touching victim for sexual reasons because he was “actually” trying to rob someone else.

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New Famicom Mini commercial emulates original 1983 Famicom ad but with crisper graphics

Thirty games isn’t all the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer is reviving.

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North Korea requests China refrain from calling leader “Fatty Kim III”

This reportedly official demand from North Korea begs the question: is body-shaming always wrong?

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USJ stops rollercoaster partway through to remove one high school rider who broke the rules

For an amusement park, Universal Studios Japan does not play around.

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