The Japanese Embassy in Austria has withdrawn its endorsement of an art exhibition in Vienna to mark 150 years of bilateral diplomatic ties, deeming some politically and socially critical art works inappropriate, according to the embassy and organizers.

The "Japan Unlimited" exhibition, held since late September with the help of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, features some works on the theme of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis as well as Japan's wartime history.

Some artists participating in the Austrian event had also taken part in the "After 'Freedom of Expression?' " exhibition in Nagoya that sparked controversy.