Thanks everyone...

About and hour after posting my resume online I got a call from a recruiter for IBM, it's contract work but it'll scare away the Ramen noodles for a bit....

I'm thinking of taking some of the time and working on my own thing...maybe seeing if I can make some change and who knows maybe it'll work out.

As far as the Japanese, not oddly enough but Koreans hate the Japanese for trying to invade so many years ago....inherently no, but it's a very strong cultral belief. It doesn't matter the company you work for really, it matters the people you work with.