US Dad sues Japan Airlines after ex-wife left with son, Philippine news for Filipinos (April 17, 2011). A left-behind father in California sued Japan Airlines alleging that the airline facilitated his ex-wife’s abduction of their two-year-old son (the boy is now age four) to Japan in violation of a family court order granting joint custody to the parents, ordering the mother to yield her U.S. passport, and prohibiting her from removing the child from Southern California.