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

New coffee order: Freemason Coffee on sale in Japan in June

The best part of waking up is Freemasonry in your cup.

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Curry-filled chocolates are here! It’s the taste you never knew you wanted

Perhaps the most portable curry ever developed can be yours for a mere 30 yen.

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The times they are a-litigious: Kyoto University gets billed for using Bob Dylan lyrics in speech

Japan’s copyright enforcers ask: how many words must a man write down, before he can be shaken down?

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Fukuoka man arrested for threatening to kill schoolgirls who wear socks

Suspect in his forties claims he wanted to bring back the “good old days.”

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“They’re full”: Restaurant worker arrested for obstructing competing businesses

The food service business can be ruthless sometimes.

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Wasabi found to promote hair growth 3 times faster than minoxidil

But don’t worry, you don’t need to eat it.

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UFO instant noodles plans to unleash hell of wasabi and mayonnaise

When the suits at Nissin said, “You can’t put that much wasabi and mayo in your noodles,” UFO replied, “like hell we can’t!”

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Kyoto cafe shows us the beauty of minerals through its breathtaking dishes

Meteorite Curry and Amethyst Panna Cotta are just two of the elegant and educational foods at Usaginonedoko.

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Woman pours Pepsi into two ATMs to withdraw money, doesn’t get it

Not satisfied with simply robbing a victim of her money, some fraudsters decide to add insult to injury.

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Pizza Potato crisis causes turmoil in Japan for chip-lovers and opportunists alike

It’s been a rough month of ups and downs for anyone who enjoys either pizza-flavored potato chips or exploiting markets.

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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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