When you use Internet Explorer to connect to a Web page with a URL that contains multibyte characters, such as Japanese, you are NOT connected to the site?
To workaround this issue:
1. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:
2. Add Value Name MBCSServername, a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to 0.
NOTE: If the default language for Windows is NOT United States English, this tip may not solve the problem.