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.”

StudyNow App

All Stories by Master Blaster

Vending machine that serves handmade gyoza found in Yokohama!

This restaurant-machine fusion is one small step for vending, one giant leap for vending-machine-kind.

Read More

Japanese car rentals including stickers that read: “A foreigner is driving”

What do you do when you’re branded, and you know you’re a pretty decent driver?

Read More

Car accident reminds us of the obvious dangers of driving while eating instant ramen

Friends don’t let friends drive and eat ramen at the same time.

Read More

Man counterfeits 50,000 yen using only a 100-yen shop, a convenience store, and a Japanese custom

Aichi resident makes surprisingly effective use of many of Japan’s beloved services to pull off his ill-fated forgery attempt.

Read More

83-year-old convicted of armed robbery, “I wanted to eat better food and have fun with girls”

Some habits die hard, as with this octogenarian thief.

Read More

Video shows us the joy and hilarity of Baby’s First Horror Movie

Precious moments like these are what parenting is all about.

Read More

Mie University to add “ninja section” on entrance exams

If you don’t know your mizugumo from your kunai, then I’m afraid you might not be Mie University material.

Read More

Where are the worst smelling public restrooms in Japan?

Anyone planning to visit Japan in the summer better know which noxious lavatories to avoid.

Read More

How you can make a monitor that only you can see with your own special polarized glasses

With this neat little trick you can watch all the filth and depravity you want, even in public!

Read More

“I didn’t care if it was some old guy”: Man dates female avatar in online game for six years

It didn’t matter if it was real love or not. Masashi Takamoto just needed to escape.

Read More

Our Japanese writers try to figure out how to use itching powder

The boys learn a valuable lesson in pranking after importing two tablespoons of loose coarse fibers from South America for US$30.

Read More

One of China’s most loved ramen restaurants takes on Japan, we try it out on opening day

Mazilu Beef Noodles of the respected Lanzhou Lamian family lands in the fierce noodle battleground of Tokyo.

Read More

Study shows that 61 percent of Japanese junior high students can’t use a can opener

Cats across the country lament the loss of their favorite sound.

Read More

Awe-inspiring coin sculpture erected during boring holiday

No human being should be able to stack coins like this.

Read More

Asahi Brewery asks: Why not mix beer and Calpis? So we do…

Everyone say it out loud now: Calpisbeer!

Read More

Osaka authorities finally arrest “Spider Man”

Your unfriendly neighborhood wall-crawler currently facing several charges of theft.

Read More

Hokkaido wild marijuana removal efforts can’t keep up with rate of growth

Plants refuse to stay down, continue to grow high.

Read More

Crummy Japanese dish dryer still gets five-star reviews on Amazon for unexpected reason

Many are calling this a “high-performance” product even though it’s apparently terrible at drying dishes.

Read More

Scandal rocks McDonald’s Kanto-Kansai burger election, Tokyo Roast Beef Burger caught lying to voters

Revelation of “pork” in the Roast Beef Burger is sure to impact this crucial election.

Read More

Japanese pre-teen’s summer homework assignment either lazy or genius… possibly both

This simple poster pushes the less-is-more concept to the limits.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 120