“This is my second video for Onfire Japan, and I wanted to do something different from the first video, Shu No Mae Ni. (It was an acoustic guitar song with a folk / country music feel.)

God Is Alive is a rocking song—it is full of energy and joy!

I wanted the music to reflect the lyrics.

Let us wake and rise

Lift your voices, lift your eyes,

We’re going to shout and we’re going to shake the skies

God Is Alive!

Our God is powerful. He is dynamic. It is amazing to me, that He wants a personal relationship with each one of us.

I will be in Japan for a month. I will be doing music in: Kobe, Osaka, Nara, Heguri, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Nagoya, and Ishinomaki. I come to encourage Japanese Christians through music.” – Skip Tanaka

Skip Tanaka will be continuing to travel Japan and play rock and worship music throughout the month.


  • Videography:Erich & Emi Boileau(Onfire Japan)
  • Editing:Erich Boileau(Onfire Japan)
  • Recording and Sound Engineering:Matt Tinker
  • Additional Videography:Matt and Rachel Tinker
  • Special Thanks:Blount Community Church, Maryville, TN for the use of meeting rooms and for encouragement and support!