Frank Langdon came to UBC in 1958 to fill a newly created position teaching Japanese Government and Politics and stayed until his retirement in 1985. He graduated from Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley where he received a Ph.D. in Political Science. Frank focused on the political decisions and actions which contributed to the relationship between Canada and Japan as well as patterns of security and defense in the entire Asian region. In 2000 he received the “Order of the Sacred Treasure” from the Emperor of Japan. Frank died on February 22, 2006.