Anyone else struggling more than usual to get their browsers to default to "google.com" (the original version - with no Japanese banner and only the link to google.co.jp in the bottom right corner)?
Only IE seems to behave itself properly. All my other browsers: Firefox, Chrome (original), Comodo, Lunascape, Iron, Rockmelt - want to take me to either google.co.jp or google.com but with "Japan" scribbled under the Google name.
I've resorted to setting my Home buttons and opening page to google.co.uk. I don't mind the Japanese but only want to use it when I need to. English-language results are what I want by default but Google doesn't seem prepared to ignore my geographic location.