SQL Server 2016: Windows SQL Server agent service stops in case of instance name is Japanese chars

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Windows SQL Server 2016:

Note: SQL server instance name and network name are in Japanese characters.

SQL Cluster Instance role failed, because its dependent resource service (SQL Server Agent) stops.


OS: Windows Sever 2016 Datacentre Japanese OS

Event viewer message: "SQLServerAgent could not be started (reason: Unable to connect to server''<SQL Cluster network name>\<Instance name>''. SQLServerAgent could not be started.)."


Windows system locale and user interface language is also set to Japanese.

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I am also facing this issue now with Windows 2016 and SQL Server 2019 On Japanese.
Sql Agent service stopping for Standalone.
Waiting for resolution.