TOKYO (AFP) Former Japan international striker Seiichiro Maki is to quit J-League second division club JEF United Chiba for Russian premier league side Amkar Perm, it was reported on Friday. Maki, 29, who has played just five games out of 16 for Chiba this season, represented Japan in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and scored eight goals in 38 games for the national team. The Sports Nippon newspaper said the two clubs had reached an agreement, making Maki the second Japanese player to play in the Russian league following World Cup hero Keisuke Hondas move to CSKA Moscow at the end of last year. Maki is expected to go to Russia next week and sign a contract, the daily said. Amkar Perm, currently 12th with three wins, three draws and six defeats in the 16-team league, have been struggling with injured strikers, scoring just nine times in 12 games. Chiba were relegated to the second division this season after finishing bottom of the 18-team first division.