Baker has heart surgery in U.S.

Compiled From Kyodo, AP

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Howard Baker underwent heart surgery Monday in Knoxville, Tenn., the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said Tuesday.

“The ambassador is currently recovering and his condition is good,” the embassy said in a press release.

Baker, 78, was advised to have surgery when “irregularities in his heart were detected” during a routine checkup, according to a hospital statement.