In Magento 2, I get wrong locale which I set in system config?

The first, I go to admin->set config locale is Japanese. enter image description here

And then, I go to class "\Magento\Framework\Stdlib\DateTime\Timezone"

     * {@inheritdoc}
    public function getDateFormat($type = \IntlDateFormatter::SHORT)
        return (new \IntlDateFormatter(

And then I got the result: "en_US".
Did you see the same issue in your system?
If you have solution, may you help me please?

  • What are you trying to achieve with the getDateFormat() ? Apr 29, 2016 at 8:43
  • the first, I would like to get "ja_JP" locale, and then I get the date format of Japanese( "yyyy/MM/dd").
    – MrTo-Kane
    Apr 29, 2016 at 8:47

2 Answers 2


I see only one reason why this happens - incorrect locale was set in the configuration. Please check your configuration ("store view" scope):

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In a debug I see that magento works fine.

Configuration (ja_JP):


Result (ja_JP as set):



I found my issue, because my admin account set locale is "US".
My solution here: set interface locale is Japanese.

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