India's exit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) regional trade talks appeared to leave China and Japan at odds over whether to press ahead with the remaining members — or to try to find a workaround that includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Japan will call on India to reconsider its plans not to join the free trade agreement of Asian and Oceanian countries, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in Tokyo Tuesday.

"Japan hopes to continue playing a leading role toward the signing of a RCEP agreement of 16 countries including India," Suga told a news conference.