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

Woman arrested for drunk driving after having “15 non-alcoholic beers”

Besides the number of drinks, not much seems to add up quite right about this incident.

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Manager poisons part-time worker in Japan because of “poor work ethic”

Possibly because he felt disciplining an undesirable employee would have been too awkward, one supervisor turned to poison instead.

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Coffee shop that exists out of time found in Osaka, has super cheap pancakes!

Although bleak and scary on the outside, on the inside Maruya is the epitome of reliability and value.

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Man puts 50-centimeter live eel into anus to treat constipation, doesn’t go as planned

On the bright side his constipation problem was resolved after the animal ripped through his intestines.

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Visual Kei headbanging is either very soothing or very creepy to watch【Video】

Is a few dozen people dancing without moving their bodies at all unsettling or tranquil? You be the judge.

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Self-Defense Force member arrested for carrying two screwdrivers

What kind of monster would carry TWO flathead screwdrivers at the same time?

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Hiroshima residents find unexploded WWII bomb while cleaning out closet

Over half a century later, remnants of war can still be found.

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Mr. Sato searches for the 10 best pairs of underwear to go with his punch perm

He asked major clothing chain Uniqlo which shorts go best with a punch perm. Amazingly, they had an answer.

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Mr. Sato uses his new hairstyle to clean the bathroom

Our reporter took one look at the top of his head in a mirror and knew what had to be done.

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Pigeon that looks like a Nike shoe spotted in Japan

Has the clothing brand has done the unthinkable and permeated the lucrative animal kingdom market?

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5-year-old Anke from China wows American audiences with her piano and personality【Video】

I don’t think I could even play a cassette tape properly at that age.

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Watch the dying art of the punch perm, a quintessential Japanese hairstyle, in Mr. Sato’s new ‘do

Mr. Sato experiences a classic of Japanese hairstyling from the Showa Era to get in touch with… Eh, okay. He lost a bet.

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Japanese water skier gets hit in crotch by jumping fish【Video】

Four second video shows a true one-in-a-million shot.

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Mr. Sato tones up dramatically in five days to become a better pole dancer

Mr. Sato was feeling in a rut with his progression as a pole dancer, so he decided to take action and improve his core strength.

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Man arrested for living above a public toilet in Oita for three years

Home is where the heart is.

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Does cucumber and whiskey smell like melon?

Whiskey maker Nikka says it does, so we investigate.

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Mystery of flesh-melting road in Kawasaki solved

Simply stepping foot on a stretch of pavement in Kawasaki has left at least three people with injuries on their feet.

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Carbonated drink commercial pulled after being deemed “too dangerous” by viewers

The company behind Mitsuya Cider apologizes for their thoughtlessness in glorifying reckless behavior in their ad.

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Trial begins in the case of Mario Kart v. Mari Car

Nintendo is suing a go-kart and costume rental business for infringing on their Mario Kart copyright.

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Hackers to Gundam: 5 rumors about failed North Korean missile launch surface on Japanese Internet

We cannot say with 100 percent certainty that a giant robot did not intervene at the last minute.

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