A number of new articles on the Heart Sutra have appeared in Vol 121 of Acta Asiatica, mainly by Japanese authors. I don’t have all the info or copies of all the articles yet, but plan to do a review of the issue. I already see numerous methodological problems in Watanabe and Silk.
The Heart Sūtra Revisited: The Frontier of Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya Studies
SAITŌ Akira (斎藤明): Introduction. Acta Asiatica 121.
SAITŌ Akira: Avalokiteśvara in the Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya. Acta Asiatica 121.
WATANABE Shōgo (渡辺章悟): The Lineage of the Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya: With a Focus on Its Introduction and Expressions of “Emptiness”. Acta Asiatica 121, 23-52
HORIUCHI Toshio (堀内俊郎): Revisiting the “Indian” Commentaries on the Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya: Vimalamitra’s Interpretation of the “Eight Aspects”. Acta Asiatica 121.
ISHII Kōsei (石井公成): The Chinese Texts and Sanscrit Text of the Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya Seen by Wŏnch’ŭk 円測. Acta Asiatica 121.
Jonathan A. SILK: The Heart Sūtra as Dhāraṇī. Acta Asiatica 121, 99-125.