For example, sometimes I want to search by a Japanese keyword and get Japanese results (Japanese websites). To do this, I go to https://www.google.co.jp and search. However, it always returns English results.

Going to .co.jp means I want to seach Japanese sites; why doesn’t Google follow this simple rule?

If I change the language in config to Japanese, I have to change it back later, which is inconvenient.

Any idea?

  • When you say "change language config", do you mean on the Google website or in your browser settings? I suspect a userscript could help you here.
    – Bob
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 2:56
  • @Bob you can change default language on www.google.com . My default is English, and my local language is Chinese, so it only suggest me show result in Chinese . But I want Japanese while using .co.jp ... The biggest problem is google ignore its own host suffix still show me English .
    – Mithril
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 8:28
  • Since this is concerning the operation of a website rather than local computer software, I am voting to migrate it to Web Applications
    – Bob
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 9:29

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You can probably get around it by bookmarking the language-redirect param, hl. This means appending to the URL:

  • If there are no other params: ?hl=languageCode
  • If there are other params: ?otherParam=foo&hl=languageCode

For example:

If you would prefer not to click on a bookmark, you can force it to redirect every time you visit the homepage on that domain with a userscript. But that is more complicated and fragile.

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