New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- Japan believes the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact can achieve its full potential only with the participation of India in view of its status as a major power in the Indo-Pacific, the Japanese foreign minister said on Monday.

India opted out of RCEP, whose other participants are the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the grouping's FTA partners, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, last month, saying the agreement doesn't satisfactorily address New Delhi's concerns.

Speaking on Japan's foreign policy at the Tokyo Global Dialogue organised by the Japan Institute of International Affairs, foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi said his country i...