How to fix GetDateFormatEx error in Microsoft Office on Windows XP?

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Recently - that is in November 2018 - whole Microsoft Office in one of company PC failed to start, with the alert-like message: Missing entry for GetDateFormatEx in kernel32.dll. Or somewhat similar error message. Quick interview with employee revealed that recent windows update cause this error.

The issue was caused by KB4461522 update. The update provides fixes for issues with Japanese date formatting. To fix issue uninstall KB4461522 update. Originally found on MSFN.