Sounds like you need to come over to Northern Idaho brother.
Taxes are generally low and property rights are respected. I freely open carry my pistol on my hip without a license and don't get openly harassed by the police except for a few notable exceptions. Land is reasonably cheap: my wife's parents bought 25 acres of land touching the national forest for 80 grand. There's tons of trout, salmon, bass, and steelhead fishing. We have an abundance of whitetail, though I have yet to harvest one since I'm a sucky rookie hunter. I'm in Moscow, which is only 20k when college is in session, but the place to be would be 10 and 20 miles north in Troy and Deary with only about 500-1000 people in each city.
So far as like minded people, there is a strong support for Ron Paul, though being Idaho you're dealing with a primary republican state. The exception unfortunately is right here in Moscow, but that's because of the university which breeds democrats like wildfire. Our mayor, Mary Cheney just got spanked for trying to impose a gun ban in public buildings because of it going against the state Constitution.
Besides, I need someone here to run the Palouse Chapter of the Sons of Liberty when I get it up and running. I may find myself in Virginia next Summer if I go back in the Corps after graduation.
Bottom line in all of this though is that you will be freer in America than you are in Japan. I loved my time in Japan, but it certainly isn't Idaho. How are you liking those Japanese gun laws? All this said, Idaho is going to be a great place to be when the SHTF and we find ourselves in AmRev2. America is the last bulwark of freedom; I truly believe that. When it dies here, we're headed back into another dark age. I know it sounds dramatic, but I'm just calling it as I see it. When the time comes, America is going to need her heroes to be here and not off playing grabass somewhere, be it Japan or Iraq.
Oh yeah, and don't sweat HH, JeffR, or Mick. When it becomes obvious they'll pull their heads out of their asses. I think deep down they're alright guys. I spent a few good years where they are right now. Think of what it took to turn Ben Franklin into a patriot. The man had to be dressed down in front of parliament to figure it out. Semper Fi comrade.