I think Darin's claim is fundamentally right, and that this formula is basic to mathematics.
Koichi is learning the basics of Yakuza external economic policy from Viet.
I’m a super beginner who doesn’t even know the most basic of basics of Japanese.
The origin of your foundation is where you have to work from when learning something new. For example, the 基本 portions of WaniKani are the earlier levels, especially the radicals. They are the foundation you need to learn your kanji and vocab later on.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.