I orginally published this on Hot Splice, the blog of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. The original post contains a few more details about the films.
Original post – http://nwfilmforum.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/10http://www.theauteurs.com/lists/3081/edit-best-japanese-films-2009/
My top 10 are:
Where Are You?
Miyoko Asagaya Kibun
Raise the Castle