Jay Jackson can hear the streets calling, even from Japan.

The Chiba Lotte Marines reliever has watched from this faraway vantage point as the pain of a wound allowed to fester for too long and the resilience of people fighting against years of injustice finally spilled into the streets, first in the United States and then around the world.

Jackson has followed everything that’s unfolded since the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer in May. As a Black American, he’s also been filled with the need to do something.