I had a weird problem with Google this week at work where Google thought that I was in Japan and therefore redirected me to Google.co.jp. It was working fine for me during the morning, but all of a sudden every search I did took me to Google.co.jp and returned results in Japanese. This happened for at least two other people in the office.
It started when someone complained that his Google was defaulting to Japan. We didn’t think much of it because he recently lived in Japan for 6 years and his wife is Japanese, so we thought it might have been cookied or set on his computer somehow. When it started happening to the rest of us we knew something was up.
Has anyone else had this problem and you worked out the cause? We don’t run any proxies and the IP address we were using resolved to a Brisbane data center, so I’m a bit lost.